When we’re too “in our heads”, disconnected from the body and the earth itself, we become anxious, scattered, restless and ill at ease. Intentionally bringing our attention back to the body and our connection to the ground can help us feel more stable, centered, rooted and calm. This is part of the process and benefit of grounding.
This guided meditation with Sean Fargo helps calm anxiety by grounding us in the body, and connecting us to the present moment. We’re invited to sense into the breath and our connection to the earth simultaneously. As we develop greater mindfulness of our grounded presence, we become more capable of carrying this calm and stability from our practice into the rest of our day.
Listen in a safe, quiet place where you are relatively free from distraction. Practice in a comfortable posture that allows for stillness, whether standing, seated, or lying down.
During this meditation, we bring awareness to the consistency of our breath, the stability of our body, and the unwavering support of the earth. Doing so invites feelings of calm and stability to arise to the forefront of our awareness. Grounding in this manner serves as an antidote to anxiety by helping us become more rooted in the present.
Grounding practices can be as simple as standing and sensing into the connection between our feet and the ground. Our breath and our physical body are another great source of connection to this present moment, and to the earth. We may practice sensing into breath, or explore sensation throughout the body.
In general, mindfulness of the body and its presence on the earth keeps the mind from wandering. As you practice this guided meditation, notice how body and earth awareness can help keep you from chasing distractions, or from getting “caught up in your head.”
To further explore the concept of grounding, download the following worksheets, meditation scripts and guided mindfulness meditations:
About Sean Fargo
Sean Fargo is a former Buddhist monk and the founder of Mindfulness Exercises. The online platform, which has shared free and premium mindfulness resources with over 3 million people worldwide, has now certified over 500 Mindfulness Teachers.
Sean is the lead instructor for the teacher training program, a unique self-paced approach which invites world-renowned mindfulness teachers to share their insights and experiences. Sean has taught mindfulness and meditation for corporations including Facebook, Google and Tesla and for health and government organizations, prisons and hospitals around the world.