How Do You Feel? Part 1

January 16, 2020, by Michelle Aalbers


Take a moment and notice how you feel right now. Sit comfortably and notice your breath. Without trying to change your breath, notice the inhales and the exhales. Do they feel smooth? Are your breaths full and deep or are they shallow? Next, take inventory of the tension in your body. Begin at the top of your head and notice from your head to your toes where you feel space. Where you feel tightness. Notice if you feel aches or pains. Take a few breaths and set the intention to bring relaxation into your body and breath. Remember how you are feeling right now at this moment. When you are ready, move on to the next step. 


Write down the name of someone you love. How do you feel when you think of that person? Does your heart get warm? Do your eyes light up? Do you feel a little more alive? Notice how your energy shifts when you think about someone you love. 

Now expand that list. Think of up to 5 more people you love and add their names to that list. These are the people you cherish and love with your whole heart. The people who are perfect in your eyes. These are the people you would do almost anything for.



What do you feel when you look at the list of these people you love? Think about where these feelings come from. Do they come from your mind, your heart, your soul? Where do you feel this in your body? Your chest? Your stomach? Your mind? Do you feel an expansion in the front or back of your body? Write a short paragraph describing what you are feeling as you think of your loved ones. Notice how and where your energy shifts when you think of these people that bring you happiness. Notice how your body feels now compared to how it felt when you began this exercise. If you are called, journal about your experience and check back next week for part 2 of this exercise.


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