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5 Practices That Can Help Reclaim Your Sense Of Safety

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Feeling safe with your breath and body is an essential aspect of self-care and well-being. When we feel safe, we can relax, let go of tension, and connect with ourselves on a deeper level. Here are some practices to help you cultivate a sense of safety within your breath and body:

  1. Grounding: Start by grounding yourself in the present moment. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, feeling the sensation of your breath entering and leaving your body. Visualize roots growing from the soles of your feet, grounding you to the earth. Feel the support and stability that comes from this connection.

  2. Body Awareness: Tune into your body and notice any sensations or areas of tension. Take slow, gentle breaths as you scan your body from head to toe. If you come across any areas of discomfort, imagine sending your breath to those areas, allowing them to relax and release tension.

  3. Breath Awareness: Pay attention to the natural rhythm of your breath. Notice the sensation of the breath entering through your nostrils, filling your lungs, and then exiting. As you focus on your breath, let go of any distracting thoughts or worries, allowing yourself to fully experience the present moment.

  4. Self-Compassion: Practice self-compassion by offering kind and gentle words to yourself. As you breathe in, silently say, "I am safe." As you breathe out, say, "I am at ease." Repeat this affirmation with each breath, allowing the words to sink into your being and create a sense of safety within.

  5. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Engage in a progressive muscle relaxation exercise, starting from your toes and working your way up to your head. Tense each muscle group for a few seconds and then release, paying attention to the sensations of relaxation that follow. This helps release physical tension and promotes a sense of safety and calmness.

Remember, feeling safe with your breath and body is a journey that requires patience and practice. Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself the time and space to cultivate this feeling of safety.

With regular practice, you'll gradually deepen your connection with your breath and body, experiencing a greater sense of well-being and inner peace.


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