Grounding Techniques to Alleviate Stress | April 2020

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“To inhale is to begin again. To exhale is to release.” – Deanna

The breath is where we begin a meditation practice. In times of uncertainty, the breath is our best tool to alleviate stress and anxiety. We always have our breath.

Mindfulness lesson:

This week we’re learning about grounding and centering ourselves in the moment. Every breath is a new beginning. To inhale is to begin again and to exhale is to surrender to the moment. Eckhart Tolle recently spoke about “presence” in these currently challenging times. He said that the more chaotic the world gets, the greater the opportunity to become more present. Challenges will either pull you into unconsciousness or fuel your presence.

“One conscious breath in and out is a meditation.” – Eckhart Tolle

Why is grounding a useful technique?

Grounding gives us stability. It engages the neutral mind and draws us back into observation. Let go of effort and allow things to simply unfold.


  1. helps you draw your energy back and in. It reduces scattered thoughts and energy.

  2. helps you reduce anxiety, stress, and unproductive thought patterns.

  3. consolidates and collects your energetic resources in the present moment and helps you regain composure and respond from a calm place.

  4. brings your attention to the moment: to what you’re doing right now.

Presence means to be available to the current moment: to be able to witness life as it unfolds in front of you. Inward, not outward.

An unconscious sea of thoughts can manifest into worry and fear. But you get to choose which thoughts captivate your attention. Choosing how you perceive and respond gives you control. Worry provides a false sense of control. Grounding is a tool we can all use to alleviate worry and find our power from within.

Use your breath to reduce stress and bring your attention to the present moment.

Mindfulness exercise:

Track your breathing. Are you holding your breath? Holding your breath builds tension in the body. Practice bringing your attention back to this moment.

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“Expanding your exhale releases stress, tension, and tightness.” – Deanna

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