Like any physical mass, your body has a center of gravity. It’s slightly below your navel in the center of your pelvis. As martial arts practitioners know, being aware and moving from the center is the key to both agility and stability. Tuning in to your COG several times a day will also help you get out of your head and into the present moment. Here’s how:
To get centered: Place your hands over your center of gravity. Hum softly, directing the sound to your belly under your hands. Let the sound resonate here for three full exhales to awaken the area. Now bring direct the movement of the next three inhales into your lower belly to expand your awareness.
Remember your COG often over the next few weeks. This will establish a powerful, personal reference point whenever you need to get focused and feel centered. Speaking and acting from your center infuses everything you do with confidence and reliability. Try it out in different situations and see how it changes your sense of self and effectiveness in the world.