There is a lot of excitement in my little home about the X-Files coming back. So much, in fact, that we started from the pilot and are watching the series from beginning to end.
And Season One included a lot of computer generated facial work. Reconstructing a face based on a skull. What a face would look like if younger or older. Different hair, different weight, different glasses.
A lot of facial manipulation.
As I was in Savasana this morning (you know, taking my yoga nap), I found myself noticing my thoughts and how they felt. But beyond that, I started to think about how they would look on my face.
Thinking of stress about an event at work and I could see anxiety on my face. I took breaths as I imagined my brow smoothing out, my face softening, and releasing the bite I had on my lower lip.
I settled into Savasana again, but then I started thinking about what I had to do the rest of the day. And I felt determination creep in. I could see my determined expression, and then I slowly breathed it away. I softened the focus I could see in my eye. I visualized the corners of my mouth turning up into a slight smile. I breathed relaxation into my intense face.
As I got distracted, that was how I refocused on peace and calm. I pictured the face of the thought, and shifted it - piece by piece - into the face of relaxation.
I'm watching too much television, aren't I?