At Tweetspeak, we are ever conscious of the ways that poetry can help restore and revitalize. Our occasional 5-Minute Refresh series offers a brief respite, with an invitation to give your soul a refresh.
• Sit in a comfortable chair. If you are at the office and have no choice of chairs, turn your chair away from your desk.
• Turn your hands upwards, and open them. Let the tension release. Is there tension in your neck? Let that release, too.
• Breathe in for as long as you can, deeply. Then breathe out for as long as you can. Do this three times.
• Do the exercise over again, but this time with the following lines of poetry from “Proof of Thought” running through your mind:
Before breath condenses
this eggshell structure of mind
That’s it! Your 5-minute refresh. Repeat as needed throughout your day.
Looking for more inspiring lines? Check out the Every Day Poems poetry club room, where we feature additional favorite lines submitted by readers.
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Photo by Daria Nepriakhina, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
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