Rosie Hays, MA, MT-BC
When we heal ourselves, we promote healing in each other. In this time of chaos and isolation, perhaps we are called to go inward, to check in with ourselves, listen to our bodies and to hone our unique energy.
Here is a music based self-check in that we can do anytime, anywhere:
Get yourself into a comfortable position. You may want to sit in a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor, or you may want to lie down. Do what feels right for you. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, imagine yourself expelling negativity, worry, or anything that does not serve you in this moment. Take one more deep breath in and out.
Now, allow your breath to flow as it normally would. As you are breathing, sit in silence and feel the music of your body. Your body is a symphony with many parts working to be in harmony. What is calling your attention the most? Perhaps it is a place of tension, or perhaps in the steadiness of your heartbeat. Focus on the place in your body that is calling to you and listen to it.
When you are ready, open your eyes. What in your body was asking you to listen, and what does it sound like? If you have any instruments available, feel free to use them. If not, use your hands, feet, fingers, or voice to express what in your body is calling.
To go deeper, feel free to write about this experience. How do you feel now? How can you take moments during this time to check in with the music of your body? How else can you give this piece of you the attention that it needs?