By Kim Watters, Fitness Manager
You know that moment during the day where you feel overwhelmed by the pile of tasks that need to be accomplished ASAP? This is the perfect opportunity to take five minutes to induce the art of stillness. Taking just a couple minutes during a hectic day will help elicit the relaxation response where you can breathe space into your mind and instill mental clarity to organize your thoughts.
GET COMFORTABLE. It really doesn't matter if you sit on the edge of your chair with an extended spine and your feet hip width distance apart or if you sit on the floor behind your desk, just sit in the most comfortable position that supports a long, fully extended spine.
CLOSE YOUR EYES. Either close your eyes or soften your gaze. Begin to take your awareness within, closing off the chaotic outside world.
BREATHE. Become aware of the natural flow of your br