My Body Is A Sacred Temple – 1st Healing Meditation

Sacred Temple woman relaxing

Conscious Witnessing

This is the 12th day in my 90-Day Radical Self-care healing journey and re-connecting with my sacred temple, my body and cultivating a loving relationship through body scanning has been so rewarding.

My meditative practice has benefited me in so many ways. It has enabled me to widen the space between thoughts and pure awareness and to begin to bring healing to my sacred temple.

The beautiful thing about conscious witnessing is that it allows me to actively observe how my identification with and attachment to thoughts generate the shifting waves of emotions that I feel.

I get to experience myself as pure awareness, free from pain and suffering within my sacred temple and I get to witness how identification with and attachment to negative thinking creates the pain and suffering.

Knowing that it is through my thoughts, feelings, values, and conscious and unconscious actions, that I co-create the world I experience, I can choose to create a new and fresh reality.

Cultivating A Loving Relationship With My Body

I decided to make my body, my sacred temple my very best friend and acknowledge and accept all that she reveals to me. One of the ways that I have chosen to do this is through intention and attentiveness.

A simple yet beautiful way of redeveloping a deeper more loving connection with my body is through Body Scan Meditation. If you would like to experience a simple body scan practice, I invite you to listen to my Body Scan Here or read the guidance below.

Body Scanning is a form of mindfulness meditation that involves focusing your attention on your body and the sensations that may arise in a meditative way. The goal is to become more aware of your physical sensations, emotions, and feelings.

Body scan meditation is a great way to enhance intuition, reconnect you to your beautiful wombs and the abundance within it, reduce stress, improve relaxation, and increase self-awareness.

Body Scan Meditation

Find a comfortable position:

You can sit on a chair with your feet flat on the floor or lie down on your back.

Close your eyes gently or soften your gaze

Take a few slow, deep breaths. Inhale through your nose, feeling your belly rise, and exhale slowly through your mouth.

Begin by bringing awareness to your breath:

Notice the natural rhythm of your breath. Feel the coolness of the air entering your nostrils and the warmth leaving your mouth as you exhale.

Do not try to control your breath, simply observe it.

Shift your attention to your body:

Start with your toes. Wiggle them gently if you would like. Notice any sensations in your toes – are they warm, cool, tingly? There may be no feeling at all, and that is okay.

Simply acknowledge what is present.

Move your awareness to your feet, noticing any sensations in the soles, arches, and ankles.

Continue up your calves, feeling any tension or relaxation in your muscles.

Bring your attention to your knees, feeling the way they rest against the chair or floor.

Scan your thighs, hips, and buttocks, again simply observing any sensations.

Rub your hands together, then place your hands upon your womb space, feel the generative magnetic power within your womb, allow your attention to be fully immersed into your womb.

Notice your abdomen, feeling it rise and fall with your breath.

If there are any sensations of tightness or discomfort, acknowledge them without judgment.

Bring your awareness to your back, feeling the way it makes contact with the chair or floor. Sense any tension in your shoulders, and gently soften them if you can.

Move to your chest, noticing the rise and fall with your breath.

Bring awareness to your heart space, allow yourself to fully feel from a space of non-judgement.

Scan your neck and throat, observing any tension or relaxation.

Focus on your head and face:

Bring your awareness to your jaw, letting it soften and relax.

Notice any sensations in your cheeks, nose, and forehead.

Scan your entire body:

Take a moment to bring your awareness to your entire body at once. Notice any areas that hold tension and allow them to soften and relax.

Coming out of meditation:

When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths and wiggle your fingers and toes.

Gently open your eyes or refocus your gaze.

Take a moment to stretch and move your body slowly.

Remember:

Your way is the right way, do what ever feels good for you.

If your mind wanders, simply acknowledge it and bring your attention back to your sacred temple.

Be kind to yourself and allow yourself to experience whatever sensations arise.

I will revisit Body Scan Meditation and the benefits of a Body Scan practice in another blog post. Look out for that!

In my next blog post, we are going to explore our “Innate Value And Spiritual Alignment

Rosemary Roberts

Rosemary has been developing and practicing her moving meditation teacher training program since 2000 and in 2017 transitioned into teaching it as part of her therapeutic somatic practice for women.  Rosemary is passionate about self mastery through self responsibility.

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