Sometimes, focusing on your breathing just doesn't "work" to calm, center, ground, or meditate. For one reason or another, it's not the thing for the moment. If that sounds like you, you might give this week's practice a try.
Arohan Awarohan is an ISHTA kriya technique I teach both in meditation and movement. It asks you to move your attention along a figure 8 path around the torso. And while we typically sync that attention to our breathing rhythm, you can choose whether to make your breath a primary or secondary focus. Many of my students find Arohan Awarohan an easy and soothing practice.
Once you've learned the figure 8 path, you can use Arohan Awarohan to focus inward while sitting, walking, and moving through familiar yoga shapes or sequences.
Listen to "Ep 465 - Arohan Awarohan Kriya" on Spreaker.
I'd love to know how it goes. Let me know if you like!