We don’t always have to be sitting to meditate. Standing and finding our feet is a great way to ‘drop into’ meditation at any point in the day. In the summer, being on the grass barefoot is great, but equally you could be standing on a bus or in a queue and do this!
The 4-7-8 breathing is a technique proven to bring us into the parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ side of our nervous system. Use whenever you feel overwhelmed, or in need of relaxation, or a shift in mood.
This is a very simple yet profound practice for connecting to your inner self, particularly if you need to go beyond all the distractions and responsibilities of your day to tune into the subtler side of yourself.