Reducing Stress & Staying Balanced – “At Ease”
When called to “ATTENTION”, we tensed up; standing straight with chest puffed out and quietly awaiting the call of “AT EASE”. The moment we hear the call of “AT EASE”, we let go and felt relieved, more relaxed and calm.
The state of ease is a highly regenerative state that helps us flow more easily through challenges and builds our resilience capacity. Inner ease is not merely a state of relaxation. It is characterized by a balance between the mind and emotions which allows us to access a sense of inner stillness while on the move.
It is beneficial to start your day by being at ease as this reduces mental and emotional static which often clouds clear thinking and our reasoning capacity. Why not develop your ability to be at ease (at will) where you can bring the essence of calmness and stillness into your day-to-day interactions?
Breathing the feeling of ease supports the cooperative agreement between our heart, mind and emotions when we are making decisions, communicating, and planning. Our minds and emotions often fight each other for quick decisions. In the state of adrenalin rush, this confusion blocks our sensitivity to our heart’s intuitive choices for the highest outcomes.
Learning to move in a state of inner ease gives us more pause to register our intuitive guidance in all of our interactions. The pause allows us to make conscious choices rather than mechanical reactions.
Exercise: Inner-Ease (TM) Technique
- Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.
(Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable for you))
- With each breath, draw in the feeling of inner ease to balance your mental and emotional energy.
- Set a meaningful intent to anchor the feeling of inner ease as you engage in your projects, challenges or daily interactions.
View inner ease as a state of “active calm” in which our mental and emotional energy is composed, yet ready for swift intelligent action if needed. Inner ease is not necessarily about moving slowly physically, unless some situations call for it – it’s about moving smartly. This is a powerful tool for preventing and neutralizing stress or sorting out solutions and directions.