How you perceive your body & feel in your skin has been demonstrated in studies to influence your daily life.
Many people who appear to have the best physiques, confidence, or discipline struggle w/ their body image.
I want to share a practice that I’ve guided women from all over the world through for the last 5+ years that has been VERY effective.
I combined psychology, personal development, mindfulness, meditation, & other methods to create this and it’s something I love to incorporate at my live events too! (This year we are taking it up a notch further too! I can’t wait!!)
Here’s the basics:
Lie or sit down & perform a body scan
Tense up your body 3x & release each time with the intention to connect to your body
Then for each body part from head to toe say “I love you” 1 at a time “I love you tummy, I love you arms, I love you__”
Notice where resistance comes up, don’t fight it, just take mental note.
Once you complete it go back to the areas where you felt the most resistance.
Think of 1+ things that you can choose to love/appreciate about this part of your body.
Then go through each of these areas again including the reason after “I love you”.
Ex: “I love u tummy, thank u for breaking down so many nutrients for me so I can perform & function optimally”
FEEL THE EMOTION AS YOU SAY IT
This works because of a few reasons:
➡️Connection to self & body
➡️Identification of functions of body to detach from physical appearance related distress
➡️Increases awareness so when you find yourself hating these parts of you you’ll be anchored into why these parts of you are awesome
Of course this doesn’t address every facet of body image, but it’s a great ritual & can show you where you need more healing.
I have a full guided recording of this exercise that all clients and on-demand mindset coaching platform members have access to. You can learn more about the platform and join now here: www.celestial.fit/ondemand