As you begin this new year, commit to a loving relationship with your body. Here are five ways to release negativity and open new pathways for releasing weight with love.
1) Ask Your Body for Forgiveness
Your body wants to serve you! By apologizing to your body for ways you may have neglected or abused it, you communicate to your body genuine affection. Your body has a consciousness of its own and you can expand your body’s consciousness in positive ways by writing a letter of apology to it. This isn’t a hand-wringing, people pleasing kind of apology. (Your body wouldn’t want that!) And it’s not about inducing guilt. It’s about freedom from guilt and taking responsibility. When you make peace with your body in this way, releasing weight feels more peaceful too.
2) Bless Your Food
Honor your body by honoring your food. Take time before meals to spiritually bless the food you eat. When you bless your food, you infuse it with uplifting spiritual energy. At the family dinner table, or at an abundant buffet, simply say silently, “I bless this food for nourishing my body” or, “I bless this food for bringing me pleasure.” As you do this mindfully and with positive intent, you will notice a calming inside of you. This honors your relationship with food, with your body, and with yourself. (more…)