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Hello Sensation: An Audio Meditation for Befriending Your Body

by Julie PetersSeptember 06, 2017
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Woman relaxing in savasana

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This meditation is a practice of honoring and acknowledging the range of complex sensations and emotions that may be present at any given moment.

You can’t heal what you can’t feel. This meditation is a practice of honoring and acknowledging the range of complex sensations and emotions that may be present at any given moment. Allowing ourselves to compassionately feel even the worst things, like anger, anxiety, pain, or grief, can help teach us that our bodies are safe zones to experience our pain and our emotions. When we do that, even the most intense sensations will frequently begin to soften.

We practice listening to the sensations in our bodies in the same way we’d listen to a best friend telling us what she’s going through—no judgment, no advice, just paying attention and letting her know we’ve got her back. In this way, we get better and better at befriending our own bodies.


Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at www.jcpeters.ca. Follow her at @juliejcp.

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