Become aware of your body as your thoughts change…
In sophrology, rather than experiencing the mind and body as two separate systems, we recognise that the mind and body are linked in delicate yet fundamental ways. The daily experiences we think of as happening “in our minds” actually produce sensations in the body and the body moves into a posture to reflect these thoughts and emotions. The reverse is also true and the posture of the body in turn affects the emotions.
When we are feeling down, we sit or walk with shoulders slouched and tend to look down or even hang the head down (as if we are carrying the world on our shoulders), this ‘body-language’ sends a message to the brain telling it we are ‘down’, ‘blue’, etc.. you will find that with the body in this posture it is not easy or even impossible to experience light and happy emotions.