Attentiveness & Clarity: Week 3
Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, opens with a string bass line.
As the music unfolds, violins layer on top.
Set aside between 2-9 minutes to do this exercise.
Click the arrow to the left to start the piece and concentrate only on the bass line. The recording will stop after 2 minutes.
How did you do? Were you able to stay with just the bass line, or did the violins tease you away? Did other thoughts crowd you out with your never ending “To Do” list?
Find a firm chair and sit at the edge of the seat. Place your feet flat on the floor with your feet under your knees. Sit tall on your sit bones. Encourage your breath to be full and even.
Click the arrow to the left to start the piece over and, once again, concentrate only on the bass line. The recording will stop after 2 minutes.
Was it easier this time? Did you disappear into a memory that this music invoked?
Click the arrow to the left to listen to the piece one more time, this time trying to lengthen the amount of time you can stay focused. This recording is 5:55 minutes long.
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Wellness Options at work is hosting FLASH BOPs. These are moments where we can stop together and share a moment of stillness. Join us for 3 breaths or 5 mins….This week, we’ll be at:
1/26: AOB Main Floor Elevators at 12-12:15
1/27: 8501 Excelsior, Room 113 at 12-12:15 and WIMR Lobby at 5:15-5:30pm
1/28: CSC Cafeteria/Elevators/Medota Market at 12-12:15
* This version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major was performed and recorded by Artist Kevin MacLeod.