Unlocking Well-Being: The Power Of Mindful Body Connection – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Embracing Preventive Healing Through Mindfulness – Article by Shahwana
What we see, we embrace, what we don’t see, we tend to take it for granted… Sounds familiar? Until there is pain and discomfort, we tend not to pay attention to certain parts of us. After a long time, what happens? Some ailment takes birth. And we wonder what were the signs & how come I didn’t take notice of this. At times, it’s really too late, and at times if we are lucky, we act. The body always talks to us. We need to listen!
How about embracing a preventive healing routine? We all know that mindfulness is the key in this new age to practice.
Practising mindfulness towards the body involves paying attention to the sensations, movements, and physical experiences that arise within the body in the present moment. This practice can help cultivate a deeper connection with the body and promote overall well-being.
Here are a few steps to get started:
1. Find a quiet space: Begin by finding a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit or lie down without any distractions.
2. Focus on your breath: Close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath. Notice the sensation of the breath entering and leaving your body. Allow your breath to naturally flow, without trying to control it.
3. Scan your body: Slowly bring your attention to different parts of your body, starting from the top of your head and moving down to your toes. Notice any sensations, tension, or discomfort that you may be feeling. Simply observe these sensations without judgment or the need to change them.
4. Explore bodily sensations: As you continue to scan your body, pay attention to physical sensations; any that arise, such as warmth, tingling, or tightness. Be curious about these sensations and observe them without getting caught up in any stories or judgments that arise.
5. Notice thoughts and emotions: While practising mindfulness towards the body, thoughts and emotions may arise. Instead of getting carried away by them, simply acknowledge their presence and gently bring your attention back to the physical sensations in your body.
6. Cultivate acceptance and kindness: As you practice mindfulness towards your body, try to cultivate an attitude of acceptance and kindness towards yourself. Treat your body with and compassion, non-judgement, regardless of any discomfort or limitations you may be experiencing.
Remember, practising mindfulness towards the body is a skill that takes time and patience to develop. It is a practice that can be incorporated into your daily routine to help you develop a deeper connection with your body and enhance your overall well-being.
At least you are paying attention to your body parts and not neglecting them!
Have a productive, self-aware week.