While exercise does a great job of helping us take care of our bodies, mindfulness is a skill we can develop to keep our minds healthy as well.
It helps us perform at optimum levels, to better navigate and cope with the inevitable changes, ups, and downs life brings.
So here are 5 mindfulness practices you can do to supercharge your manifesting and balance the chakras in your body.
No. 1: The 5-4-3-2-1 Mindfulness Method
This first method is a grounding exercise to stay in the moment and avoid worrying and thinking negatively. You can do this anytime, anywhere, while standing, sitting, or even lying down.
Begin counting down from five, using all your senses to list the things around you and notice even the minute details.
First, breathe in deeply through your nose then out your mouth and look at your surroundings.
Search for five things that are within your vision, like that colorful painting on your wall, your favorite book on the shelf, the photograph on your nightstand, your dog peacefully sleeping on the floor, or that winter wonderland paperweight on your desk.
Then list four things you can touch, followed by three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and finally, a single emotion you can feel.
This is how you can ground yourself to feel present at the moment and control your surroundings.
No. 2: The Heartbeat Mindfulness Method
Heart-racing emotions can lead you to feel terrified, even out of control.
When you feel this happening take a few moments to try this mindfulness exercise to clear your mind and connect deep within. If you can, start in a sitting position.
Take in three deep breaths, then gently put your hand or fingers over a place where you can feel a pulse.
This can be on the side of your neck, over your heart, or inside your wrist. Then close your eyes and be aware of the beating of your heart.
Notice how fast your heart beats when you’re anxious. Take a moment to notice your heartbeat so you can better focus on your thoughts and return to a calmer state.
Allow your hands to drop on your lap, then take a deep breath through your nose, and out of your mouth.
Reach both arms up in the air, and hold them straight for 30 seconds. Slowly bring them back down and let them rest on your lap again while taking another deep breath through your nose and out your mouth.
Repeat the same movements again, with increments lowered at 10 seconds.
Notice how your heartbeat has slowed since you started the exercise.
Take a moment to sit quietly with your thoughts to better calm your mind, remembering to take slow deep breaths while enjoying these moments of calmness.
No. 3: The Japanese Mindfulness Method
It’s impossible to manifest properly and balance your chakras if you experience stress day in and day out.
Good thing there is this Japanese manifestation method to help you relax with just five minutes every day.
Work, family, bills, and relationships contribute to stress which is actually a normal thing. However, the stress in excessive amounts can take a toll on your physical and mental health.
Give this method a try and find yourself getting rid of stress in no time at all, as well as the headaches and anxiety that go with it.
First, understand that each finger of your hand represents a different attitude or feeling.
Your thumb, index, middle, ring, and pinky. The thumb combats anxiety, index- fear, middle- anger, ring- sadness, and the pinky helps with self-esteem.
For this method to work and harmonize the chakras in your body, grasp the finger with your opposite hand, wrapping all your fingers and thumb around it.
Hold each finger like this for a minute or two, and you’ll know it’s working when you feel the pulsating sensation.
To calm your mind, slightly press the center of your palm using your thumb in the opposite hand and hold it for one minute.
This method will help you get rid of negative thoughts and emotions, and allow you to have peace of mind while in the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
No. 4: The Thought Bubbles Mindfulness Method
This is another method to calm your thoughts so you can supercharge your manifesting.
First, find a comfortable place to sit like your chair or on the floor. Each day our minds go through at least 40,000 thoughts according to scientists.
Some of these thoughts are memories, others are ideas, things we learn, or even opinions.
The mind is amazing and thinking is what makes you and I so great. However, having too many thoughts in your head can get you so worried, angry, and tired.
Thoughts are like bubbles that pop into your head, where some grow and float around for a few moments then pop and disappear.
There are some thoughts however that simply won’t go away, thought bubbles that cause you to worry so much.
Try listening to quiet music and breathe normally.
When you see a thought bubble come into your mind, take a deep breath then blow it away, making sure you are only moving your belly and not your shoulders.
Keep doing this while focusing on the music. Do this mindfulness method when you feel there are too many thoughts floating inside your head.
No. 5: The Top-to-Toe Scanner Mindfulness Method
Put your attention on your feet and don’t think about your other body parts.
What sensations can you feel over there? How do your socks or your stockings feel? Where are your shoes tight, is it at the top or around the heel?
The scanner is now moving up your legs, reaching your calf muscles.
Are they tight and sore just like your thigh muscles above your knees? They could be especially if you’re doing lots of running. It’s fine if they do, it’s nothing to be annoyed about, just feel and accept.
Now the scanner is reaching your tummy where there is a soft rumbling as your food is being digested.
What other sensations and feelings are in there? The scanner is now on your chest, surrounding your heart, so think about what you feel there.
On to your neck and shoulders, do you feel any tightness or tingling sensations?
Anything that you feel is perfectly okay, we’re simply trying to find out what’s going on. Finally, the scanner is over your face, your chin, lips, cheeks, eyes, and forehead.
This spiritual method will help you be familiar with what your body is feeling.
It is important to recognize any sensations because this is your body’s way of telling you if anything is wrong and you won’t notice it until it’s much stronger.
Try doing the body scanner yourself, it’s a nice thing to do when you’re lying down in bed before going to sleep at night.
Thoughts to Ponder
Mindfulness is the complete opposite of being on autopilot.
It is noticing, being present and curious about what’s happening at the moment.
Oftentimes our bodies are doing one thing, but our minds are completely elsewhere.
It’s either we’re reminded of the past, or busy worrying about the future.
When we’re mindful, we make a conscious effort to engage each of our senses deliberately, and it only takes a few minutes a day for you to notice the benefits.
About the author:
I am Maria Hayes. With 38 years of astrology and fortune-telling experience, I helped thousands of clients over the world to change their lives thanks to my gift. I’m on a mission to change the world, one person at a time using astrology and tarot reading.
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