As the days are getting brighter, and especially with the slow-down of our first long-weekend of the year, let's try something a little different. Here is a gentle guide to your own listening-to-your-body meditation. Anything going on in your life can be felt in different areas of your body. As someone who works on people's physical bodies for a living, I can tell you this... only YOU can Heal Yourself. I am only here to help. And with this in mind, humour me. JUST READ the following exercise just for a couple minutes and let me know how you feel.
I'd love to hear your feedback, so please leave comment below.
Are you ready? Try this now.
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Take a deep breath. Uncross your legs. As you read this, relax your shoulders, and relax your gaze...
Continue and take 2 more deep breaths. As you do, feel the belly disengage and relax. Allow the belly to push out, without fear or judgement. Release the abdominal muscles as they move out and in.
Feel the breath as it travels into your body. See where your body wants attention. With each next inhale and exhale, follow the breath in through your nose, down into the lungs and belly, filling the ribs and back, drop the shoulders and neck, soften the jaw and the eyes, release your ears and every hair follicle, imagine a lightness and calmness surrounding yoaur brain.
Let your lower belly relax into the pelvis, release any extra tension in your thighs, allow your knees to be loose, imagine oxygen traveling into your lower legs. Imagine a sense of extreme relaxation in your feet, and a slight tingle in your toes.
Let your arms be heavy, forearms drop, hands are quiet and still.
What is your body asking for?
Where is your body calling you?
Now imagine a golden light surrounding your like you're sitting in the sun. Bring your palms together at your center in front of your heart. Feel the warmth gathering in your palms, fingers and fingertips. Make a space between your hands like you're holding a ball.
You are now holding healing energy. You can feel it pulsating, moving and cycling back and forth within your hands.
Place your hands where your body is calling.
You may place them on your eyes and feel a pulse down your back or spine, your headache subside, or feel instantly relaxed.
Cross your hands over your heart bringing self-love for sadness, or lungs for a cold or cough.
Reach opposite shoulders or hook hands around the neck for stress from work or family.
Low back to feel supported, for financial distress, or sciatica.
Onto your knees for flexibility and stability.
Place one hand on top of the other on your solar plexus (top of the abdomen) for strength.
Or just listen. Place hands. And listen.
Your body knows what you need. It simply asks that you listen. This becomes the first step to your healing journey.
You can heal anything with love and listening.
... As you are coming out of this gentle trance, place your hands back to your center, at your heart or your lips. Acknowledging this beautiful healing gift that lives within you, take a breath for gratitude, and out loud or in your mind say "Thank you."
PLEASE DRINK WATER :)