Episode 14 – Resting in the Body

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Episode 14 – Resting in the Body

Some nuggets from this episode of the podcast:

  • Resting in the body is something we intuitively know how to do (e.g. if we feel anxious, we may pace up in down).

  • If our attention is focused on something physical, it means we get a rest from overthinking. This works because our attention can only be on one thing at a time.

  • Discursive thinking is just an attempt by the mind to provide a useful commentary on our experience, but we can get into trouble if we focus too much on this commentary and take it too seriously.

  • There are different techniques such as Mahasati meditation, massage, walking meditation, Tai Chi, and working with mala beads that help us begin to rest more in the body.

Hope Mindful Compassion Show – Episode 14 – Resting in the Body

Host: Paul Garrigan

In this episode of the Hope Mindful Compassion Show, Paul discusses the benefits of resting in the body. This can be the perfect technique if you wish to escape over-thinking and all the problems associated with this. Focusing attention on the body is something we intuitively know how to do when we get overwhelmed, but it can greatly benefit our lives if we start to do this more deliberately.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • What is ‘resting in the body’?

  • How does this approach work?

  • What are the benefits of learning to rest in the body?

  • Why is thinking ‘too much’ a problem?

  • What are the limits of thought?

  • What causes us to become so disconnected from the body?

  • Is there a connection between overthinking and trauma?

  • What is the problem with living on autopilot?

  • What tools can we use to learn to rest in the body?

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