Yesterday, I learned about the still point.
This amazing space is used by craniosacral therapists and osteopaths, and can be leveraged to release old, stuck patterns in the body.
For those who practice yoga, many achieve this still point during savasana, the final relaxation after the active portion of the yoga class.
From the still point, if you observe your body, you'll notice that tension melts away. Pain is unrecognizable. All that exists is the joy of the present moment.
The still point can be accessed through the breath. Here's a quick tool to get there.
Take in a deep breath, and pause at the top of your breath. Drop into the stillness that exists there. Scan your body and take note of any and all sensations that appear. You can release your breath, and continue to breathe, and remain in this still space.
If you find yourself shifting out of this still space, which will typically continue to happen until you've had lots of experiences of staying in that space, just take another deep breath, and sink into the still space at the top of it. The more you note your physical sensations, the more you easily can recognize and shift yourself back into that place.
How did this tool work for you? What was the still space like for you? Please share your experiences below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.