Have a lie down

Constructive Rest

find a firm surface, the floor will do
lie on your back

prop a book or two underneath your head
place your feet flat and close to the sit-bones
let your hands - not interlaced - fall gently below the rib cage


don't squirm, press, or flatten
keep your eyes open
attend to the warm and cool sensation at your nostrils


move the spotlight of your attention to
the place where your spine and skull meet
from there trace the length and width of the back

rather than melting, imagine your body becoming springy
allow the unraveling tension to bounce back
reconnect with your body's resilience

rest here for five minutes

constructive rest is one of the best ways to hit your body's reset button on a daily basis