Begin in a standing position, preferably barefoot for this meditation, in order to fully experience the connection with the earth. Bring your attention to the soles of your foot and the sensations you feel. Notice how your feet feel in connection to the earth. Rest your arms gently by your side. Scan your body slowly for areas of tension- areas of unrest or stress. Maybe your head or neck is tight. Maybe you notice your shoulders are held high. Bring your attention to the areas of tension and breath through them. Visualize how the tension looks like and imagine releasing it on every outbreath. Breath in new energy, breath out every bit of tension or discomfort in your body. Relax your arms, your hands, legs. Wiggle your fingers, wiggle your toes. Just relax. Now, notice the pace of your breathing. Maybe it is already slow and steady. Just take a moment to become aware. Breath in deep, and breath out. Do this for a couple of times. If your pace is fast, take time to slow down your breathing. Last time, breathe deeply, pulling the breath into your stomach, feeling your rib cage and lungs expand. Now breath out, pushing the air out of your lungs, out of your nose. Now add another element to the breathing. Imagine roots, as if your body is a tree. Imagine your legs and the soles of your feet descend into the earth if they are the roots of a tree. Your feet extend deep, deep into the ground. Visualize that you have very thick roots that firmly pull you down. Roots that connect you to the energy and strength of the earth. You may have some thinner roots that spread out to cover more area, ensuring more security and abundance. Now breathe up through the roots- move your breath from the soles of your feet, up through your calves, and thighs. Feel the breath move through your legs up to the core of your body. Let the trunk of your tree grow up through your ribs and shoulders- with your outbreath, relax your arms and neck. Feel the in breath in your throat and let it expand into your head, relaxing your brain, your forehead, your thoughts. Imagine, with each in breath, you are extending the tree to the crown of the head. Feel your energy move from the soles of your feet up through your head. Your branches reaching into the sky. With each in breath, notice the cleansing energy come into your being. With each outbreath, release all of the tensions in your body and negative thoughts in your mind. With your next in breath, feel the power of the earth move through the roots of your feet up through your stomach and heart, to the top of your head. With your outbreath, gently release this stress; release it through your branches into the air, let it go into the sky. From the roots deep in the center of the earth, draw energy up to the crown of your head. If you get distracted just notice your thoughts then let them go. Accept your distraction then draw your attention back to the soles of your feet, your roots, strong and powerful. Notice your breath, notice the energy you draw from the core of the earth. There is abundant energy. As you breath out, let your stress and emotions escape into the atmosphere. Continue to breathe deeply. Pull the energy from the center of the earth, feel the energy cleanse your body. Feel your outbreath releasing the tensions and worrisome thoughts you carry. Feel free to continue this breathing until you are relaxed, reenergized, and free from stress and tension. Breathe in deep from your roots, from the soles of your feet. Pull in the energy the earth has to offer. Allow this energy to spread throughout your body and allow your stress to be released from the branches reaching out from the crown of your head.When you are ready, start to shift your awareness back to the soles of your feet. Notice how the ground feels below your body. Notice the connection your feet have made with the earth. Be aware of the energy the earth has given to you. Bring your awareness to the strength and relaxation that you now embody. Bring your awareness to your roots and to the connection you have made. You are encouraged to bring this energy and peace with you throughout your day.