BCH Mind-Body Skill #1: Soft Belly Meditation

Soft Belly Meditation

Join Boulder Community Health Integrative Care RN Elizabeth A. Haselwood for a short meditation focusing on the phrase “Soft Belly.” Based on the work of Dr. James S. Gordon at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, “soft belly” meditation asks us to sit quietly, breathing in through our nose and out through our mouth. This calms the sympathetic nervous system and awakens the parasympathetic nervous system, connecting mind and body to create calm and focus.

Use this mind-body meditation skill to start or end your day and relax your body, or use it to refocus the mind in the middle of a hectic day.