Turn Your Attention Here
Year in & year out out at the beginning of practice my Ashtanga yoga teacher would point to his heart & say 'here sits a box & in this box sits Åtman (consciousness), turn your attention here.'
The ancient Vedic texts say there is only one thing 'consciousness' and we are that one thing. Or as astronomer & astrophysicist Carl Sagan said 'we are a way for the universe to know itself.'
Experiencing a sense of connection to something bigger helps calm the nervous system & reduce stress hormones in your body. So try incorporating Jeff Kober's 'daily thought' email or Headspace's free 10 minute mediations into your day & feel the difference.