I’ll start out by saying that I love love. The truth within it. The faith, the trust, the authenticity… it’s “organic” nature. Love is innate. We cannot force it. Yet, when seemingly absent, there ARE methods to bring you and I back into this naturally occurring state. Today, let’s chat three mindfulness techniques to shift your being into greater bliss (perfect happiness) through love:
1. The Body Scan- Take a moment to scan your body for any places or spaces that need more attention. Every single tissue, organ, gland, cell responds to your emotional wellness – or lack of wellness. Love in the physical body presents as whole-self health. Harmony. Imagine a beautiful white light wrapping itself around you. It rests in any areas of dis-ease. You are not dis-ease. You are love.
2. The Big Breath Out – Breathe in for a count of four and out for a count of eight. Any time that your exhale is longer than your inhale you are reducing your level of stress (and that ugly hormone cortisol, which plays a big part in autoimmune!)
Less stress, means less fat. And less fat means less stress. Breathing “well” speeds up metabolism. We are more emotionally well, when we are more physically well. The physical body is the starting point self-love. Self-love is what allows us to love others.
3. The Grounding – The other night my preschooler suggested that he sleep on the floor of his bedroom. My first thought was, “Umm, no.” But then, it clicked. When we are feeling disconnected from the present, we need a way to connect. Connections build love. Love of self and love for the world! He didn’t just want to sleep on the floor… after a busy day, he needed to. Show yourself some love by bringing your body to the floor. Lay on down. Feel that you are here, you are real, and you are loved.
Wishes for Mindful Love of self and all on the highly-commercialized, yet super important Valentine’s holiday. If nothing else, remember that we best love others when we love ourselves first!!
Shanti.Jennifer Magnano is the Movement, Birth & Lifestyle Coach and mompreneur owner of Mamoga. She believes in happiness, health, and wealth. Her motto’s in life are “acceptance is bliss” and “we best serve others when we serve ourselves first.” Jennifer is growing bliss (perfect happiness) in women, mother’s, and families across the planet, through holistic acts and happy store products (oils, “that crazy wrap thing” and supplements) of self-nurture. If you’d like to connect, email her today!