Take a tour of your body. Don’t judge what you find but be curious about the possible need for change, especially during this joyous, yet stressful time of year.
Close your eyes and relax, yet remain alert. Bring awareness to each part of your body, starting with the big toe, each of the toes, the ball of the foot, the arches of the foot, and the heel of the foot. Continue up your body with this detail all the way to the top of your head. As you are scanning your body, be curious. Do you feel tension or pain? Observe other sensations, such as warmth, coolness, tingling, dullness, compression, and spaciousness. Note your relationships to these experiences as they arise and pass away. Don’t pass judgement on your body, just notice what is there. Be curious, and learn to train your mind to go where you want it to go.