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Wedding Stressed? Try This Quick Body Scan

Wedding Stressed? Try This Quick Body Scan

Welcome back to the fourth installment of the Busy Bride Meditation Challenge! Today we will enjoy an eight minute guided meditation together.

Today’s meditation is one of the cornerstones of the lying down meditation practices. It involves sweeping through the body with the mind, bringing awareness to every region from the toes to the head. 

This is one of my absolute favorite techniques for stress relief, both physically and mentally. Without moving a muscle you can systematically notice and relax each part of the body. 

The mind has an enormous amount of power over the body. Negative thoughts can wreak havoc on your physical and hormonal self, while positive thoughts have the opposite effect. When you are aware of how your body feels you are better equipped to make the best decisions for your body and health each day. 

Today let’s harness the power of the mind to release tension, and embrace awareness, energy and relaxation.

Why You Want This

You’re not quite ready to join a chanting circle but know that meditation is a vital component of the wedding-stress-toolbox. This body scan feels more like a nap, which is something you can get behind.

Why You Need This

Physical tension, caused by stress, creates a ripple effect inside the body leading to migraines, irritability, anxiety and constipation.

These are seriously unsexy symptoms for the Bombshell Bride.

How To Get Your Fiancé On Board

Have you tried family meditation yet? Just try not to giggle!

Physical Sensations You Might Notice

  • burning  / prickly / itchy / stinging
  • shooting / shaky / tingly
  • pounding / throbbing / vibrating / trembling / numb
  • light/heavy
  • tight/loose
  • tense/relaxed
  • soft/rough
  • cool/warm
  • stiff/flexible
  • clammy/dry
  • airy/dense
  • dull/sharp

Next Steps

1. Set aside eight minutes to complete this meditation and find a comfortable position, lying on your back, preferably on the floor.

2. Press play and get into the relaxation zone.

3. Leave a comment below letting me know which meditation has been your favorite so far!

Body Scan: Busy Bride Meditation Four

 

Mindful Living: A Busy Bride Meditation

Mindful Living: A Busy Bride Meditation

Today is Part Three of our Busy Bride Meditation Series, which delves a little deeper into the practice of mindful living. Mindfulness simply means living in the moment, experiencing what is going on around you, your thoughts and actions, as they occur. It means “paying attention on purpose” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) without judgement or criticism, without… Continue Reading

Ten Count Breath Guided Meditation

Ten Count Breath Guided Meditation

Welcome back to part two of our five-part Busy Bride Meditation Series. I hope that you made it a priority to set aside a couple of minutes last week to participate in the first meditation in our series, which you can access here. This week we are increasing the length of our meditation to four minutes… Continue Reading

Bridal Meditation One: Thought Clouds

Bridal Meditation One: Thought Clouds

We are kicking off the five-part Bridal Meditation Series with a simple and relaxing two-minute guided meditation. My clients often tell me that they struggle to meditate because they don’t know how to stop their minds from buzzing, which is why I like to start any new meditator with a short relaxation that gives the mind… Continue Reading

Busy Bride Meditation Challenge

Busy Bride Meditation Challenge

Do you ever find that your brain lights up with a dozen thoughts, plans and concerns as soon as you go to bed? I wouldn’t be surprised if the “busy-bride-brain” made a nightly appearance at your house. My four-part Busy Bride Meditation Challenge will show you how to calm your mind and recharge your energy on… Continue Reading

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