We've put together a lovely 5-10 minute embodied ritual to move any stagnant energy that may remain from the end of Winter.
If you get still for a moment, you'll hear your breath. If you wait a little longer, you'll feel your heartbeat. But if you get *very* still, in a meditative state, you'll feel your craniosacral rhythm, pulsing throughout your body.
Your craniosacral system is made up of the bones of your skull, your spine and sacrum, cerebrospinal fluid, and central nervous system. But through the connective tissue surrounding your bones, it reaches throughout your entire body. That means when the cerebrospinal fluid flows up and down your spinal column, every single bone is also in motion, albeit subtle motion. That motion may not happen throughout your body if there's something keeping it stuck like scar tissue, dehydration, or emotional or physical tension.
Find a quiet place and time for 5-10 minutes.
Lie down and get very still. The magic in this practice comes when you let go of expectations of something happening. Just observe your breath and heartbeat moving your body.
Allow your craniosacral rhythm to reveal itself to you, moving slowly up and down your spinal column like a slow ocean wave. It's subtle, but you can feel it. As you start to notice its movement through your spine, invite your skull bones to soften and move a bit more freely. Notice if there's a place where the movement feels stuck and let your awareness rest there, inviting the salty water of your cerebrospinal fluid into that space. When you feel complete take a moment to feel your bones on the Earth, and sit up.
Notice how you feel now, taking note of any shifts in your energy body, before you move on with your day.
If you'd like to explore more about the energetics of Spring & how to support your skin through the season, visit our blog post on Spring: