Our emotions play out in our bodies.  For this reason it’s valuable for us to feel the sensations that come and go.  This body awareness allows us to better understand our emotions early on.  Early detection of our emotions allows us to better manage them and not get too caught up in them.

This meditation also allows us to be comfortable with our bodies.  If you are prone to experiencing anxiety sensations, this meditation allows you to begin to trust your body sensations and not fear any of them.  We learn that our body sensations are normal and come and go.

When we observe our body sensations we can begin to learn to relate them to our emotions.  We can then make the shift from “I am angry” to “I am experiencing anger in my body”.  This ultimately places some space between us and our experiences and allows us the freedom to re-evaluate what is happening with a more balanced light.

Micro Practice:  Follow these 3 breathing steps…

  1. Breathe and be present with your breath.
  2. Breathe and acknowledge that you are experiencing some sensations at this moment.
  3. Breathe and let them be by reminding yourself that this is just a body experience and you are safe.

Enjoy your day!

Body Scan Meditation - 15 Minutes

by John Windisman | Optimistic Brain Meditations