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YWA Move Day 16 – Anchor

I really appreciated the anchoring focus in the YWA Move Day 16 practice. The mantra that Adriene shared is truly a helpful one for tethering attention: My breath is my anchor My anchor is my breath This works to counter a trauma response.  To reroute the nervous system.  To calm thoughts. To pull attention away from self-critical thoughts.  To more fully inhabit a physical asana. The practice of anchoring attention to the breath even (or especially) helps when doing the more 'workout' style movements...