Reconnecting with Your Body: A Short Practice by Eckhart Tolle

Reconnecting with Your Body: A Short Practice by Eckhart Tolle


As an advocate of mindfulness and presence, I invite you to join me in a short practice to reconnect with our bodies. In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos and disconnection that surrounds us. However, by taking a few moments to ground ourselves and pay attention to our physical sensations, we can find an anchor to the present moment. This practice not only helps us feel more alive but also offers numerous benefits like relieving insomnia and calming the mind. So, let’s dive into this practice and rediscover the wonders of our bodies.

Finding a Peaceful Moment: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Find a quiet space: To begin this practice, it is essential to find a quiet and serene space where you can be free from distractions. Whether it’s a secluded corner of your home or a peaceful spot in nature, allow yourself to create an environment that promotes stillness and tranquility.

  2. Find a comfortable position: Once you’ve found your sacred space, find a comfortable position to sit or lie down. Allow your body to relax and settle into a position that feels right for you. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to do this practice. What matters is finding a posture that allows you to feel at ease and fully present.

  3. Close your eyes: Gently close your eyes, allowing your external environment to fade into the background. By closing off the visual distractions, you can redirect your focus inwardly and begin to tune in to the sensations within your body.

  4. Take a few deep breaths: Inhale deeply, filling your lungs with fresh air, and exhale slowly, releasing any tension or stress that you may be holding onto. As you breathe, imagine tension leaving your body with each exhale, creating room for relaxation and presence.

  5. Scan your body: Start at the crown of your head and slowly move your attention down through each part of your body. Notice any sensations or feelings that arise as you scan. Be curious and non-judgmental as you explore the physical sensations present within each area. Take your time and allow yourself to fully experience each moment.

  6. Focus on areas of tension: If you encounter any areas of tension or discomfort, direct your attention to them. Imagine breathing into those areas, allowing the breath to gently release any tightness or resistance. Feel the tension dissolving with each breath and a sense of spaciousness expanding within.

  7. Express gratitude: As you complete the body scan, take a moment to express gratitude for your body and the incredible work it does to support you. Acknowledge the gifts and sensations it provides, allowing yourself to cultivate a sense of appreciation for the human experience.

  8. Come back to the present moment: To conclude this practice, slowly bring your attention back to the present moment. Feel the weight of your body against the surface beneath and the gentle rhythm of your breath. Allow yourself to bask in the present moment, aware of the sensations and thoughts that arise without attachment or judgment.

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If you found this practice helpful and wish to explore more teachings on mindfulness, presence, and self-discovery, I invite you to become a member of Eckhart Tolle Now. By joining our community, you will gain access to a wealth of resources, including guided meditations, teachings, and live events with Eckhart Tolle himself. The opportunity to grow in peace of mind and presence awaits you.

The Eckhart Tolle Foundation: Awakening Human Consciousness for a More Peaceful World

Beyond individual growth, we can contribute to a more peaceful world by supporting organizations like The Eckhart Tolle Foundation. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to awakening human consciousness and spreading the teachings of presence and mindfulness. Consider joining hands with this noble cause and becoming a part of this transformative movement.


Reconnecting with our bodies is a gateway to presence and peace of mind. In a society that encourages constant busyness and disconnection, taking the time for a short practice like the one I led you through can bring about a profound shift in our lives. By focusing on our bodies, slowing down our thinking, and immersing ourselves in the present moment, we can find stillness and true aliveness.

So, carve out a few moments each day to reconnect with your body. Allow this practice to be a reminder of your innate ability to be fully present and embrace each moment as it arises. The journey to living a more mindful and connected life begins within your physical vessel. Embrace it, and let the magic unfold.