The Feeling Thermometer
The horizontal band at the bottom of the Mat is a Feeling Thermometer.
It serves as a gauge of your feeling state and can help you notice when
you are functioning at your best—in a state of Calm Alert or homeostasis—
and when you are far from it. When you are aware of your inner feeling state,
you can make better choices about your actions. And, you can find ways to
shift your energy and get to Calm Alert—the emotional state from which you
have the widest range of choices and can take the most effective action