Try free for 7 days.

Mindfulness.com
Meditation
See all Meditation

Browse

Top articles

How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

What is Meditation?

Mindful LivingSleep
Community

Already have an account?

Sign in

00:00

00:00

Letting Things Settle

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about letting things settle. And specifically, I'd like to offer you a practice that helps let things settle. Now, when I'm talking about letting things settle, I'm talking more about the agitation that can accumulate in our mind from the acute experiences or just the general accumulation of stressors of life. You might be noticing it right now, perhaps.

Different thoughts about the future, the past, ideas about things that need to get done, things that may be important. However, when we're consumed by all of these thoughts and ideas and stories, we can further disconnect from a more subtle sense of who we are and where we're going and what is true for us in each moment. And that's where grounding practices can be really useful. Practices that root us into our bodies, that drop us beneath some of the noise in our mind and help reconnect us to that more quiet, subtle, but poignant pulse of truth moving through us. So to do this, let's just find a comfortable posture.

It could be sitting, could be standing. And just imagine that your legs are extending into the earth like roots. If you'd like to close your eyes, you're welcome to. This can be a visualization. Imagining the legs rooting into the earth.

And then imagine that your upper body is expanding up, kind of like a tree blossoming toward the sky or even a light that is emanating toward the sky. So you have these oppositional movements, rooting down, expanding up. And let's just take a deep breath here. And on the exhale, relaxing around your frame so that the muscles soften around the skeleton. And there's a sense of being rooted, but also expanded.

And in this space, just repeat after me. I feel myself as an extension of the earth. I am held by the earth beneath me. And who I am is bigger than the thoughts in my mind. If your eyes are closed, you can let them open.

And this is a simple practice you can do throughout the day when you find yourself disconnected from yourself or really caught in the thoughts in your mind. Root down, expand up, take a deep breath, and then just remind yourself you're an extension of the earth, you're held by the earth beneath you, and who you are, is bigger than the thoughts in your mind. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.7

Letting Things Settle

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about letting things settle. And specifically, I'd like to offer you a practice that helps let things settle. Now, when I'm talking about letting things settle, I'm talking more about the agitation that can accumulate in our mind from the acute experiences or just the general accumulation of stressors of life. You might be noticing it right now, perhaps.

Different thoughts about the future, the past, ideas about things that need to get done, things that may be important. However, when we're consumed by all of these thoughts and ideas and stories, we can further disconnect from a more subtle sense of who we are and where we're going and what is true for us in each moment. And that's where grounding practices can be really useful. Practices that root us into our bodies, that drop us beneath some of the noise in our mind and help reconnect us to that more quiet, subtle, but poignant pulse of truth moving through us. So to do this, let's just find a comfortable posture.

It could be sitting, could be standing. And just imagine that your legs are extending into the earth like roots. If you'd like to close your eyes, you're welcome to. This can be a visualization. Imagining the legs rooting into the earth.

And then imagine that your upper body is expanding up, kind of like a tree blossoming toward the sky or even a light that is emanating toward the sky. So you have these oppositional movements, rooting down, expanding up. And let's just take a deep breath here. And on the exhale, relaxing around your frame so that the muscles soften around the skeleton. And there's a sense of being rooted, but also expanded.

And in this space, just repeat after me. I feel myself as an extension of the earth. I am held by the earth beneath me. And who I am is bigger than the thoughts in my mind. If your eyes are closed, you can let them open.

And this is a simple practice you can do throughout the day when you find yourself disconnected from yourself or really caught in the thoughts in your mind. Root down, expand up, take a deep breath, and then just remind yourself you're an extension of the earth, you're held by the earth beneath you, and who you are, is bigger than the thoughts in your mind. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.7

Duration

Play in-app

Scan the following QR code with your camera app to open it on our mobile app

Recommended for you

Get Unlimited Access

Start your mindfulness journey today.

A Mindfulness Plus+ subscription gives you unlimited access to a world of premium mindfulness content.

  • Over 1,800 meditations, sleep, calm music, naturescapes and more
  • Daily mindfulness video meditations 365 days a year
  • 100s of courses and tools to help manage anxiety, sleep and stress

Join our free newsletter

Discover exclusive events, first access to new features, community stories, and a monthly curation of our best mindfulness insights.

By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Email Missing

We couldn’t detect your email with the SSO provider you have selected.
or

Mindfulness Guarantee

We are here to make a positive impact on the world. We never want to sell you something that hasn’t helped you live a better life. That’s why if you’re unhappy with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to get a full refund and your money back.

If you subscribed to Mindfulness Plus+ and are unhappy with your purchase, please get in contact with us within the 30-day period and we’ll refund your purchase.


Learn more about our Mindfulness Guarantee.

Mindfulness

Bring balance into your everyday life.

We believe in a world where everybody has access to the life-changing skills of mindfulness.

  • 2,000+ Guided Meditations
  • Daily Coaching
  • Sleep Content
  • Mindful Exercises
  • Mindful Radio
  • 10+ Courses from world-class teachers

Private Browsing

Added to your cart!

Checkout

Thank you for joining us

Congratulations on your subscription! Dive into the full library and enjoy all it has to offer.

Claim your free access

Create a mindfulness account and we’ll unlock this premium session in your account forever.

or continue with
By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Do you already have an account?

Start a free trial to play this session

7-Days free trial, cancel anytime.

Finish personalizing your account

Complete a few quick questions to make your own personalized mindfulness plan.

Sign up or login to your mindfulness account to proceed.

or continue with
By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Do you already have an account?

Mindfulness

One membership to gain access to a world of premium mindfulness content created to help you live happier and stress less.

  • 2000+ Guided Meditations
  • Courses from world-class teachers
  • Resources for Stress + Anxiety
  • Breathing exercises, gratitude practices, relaxation techniques
  • Sleep meditations, playlists, stories
  • Mindful talks, podcasts, music, nature sounds