Self awareness meditation can feel hard to do if you aren’t even sure what self awareness really means for you. Self, the word used to literally scare me. “Self” meant focusing on just yourself and ignoring other people. But in my phobia of self I became even more selfish because I was operating out of a life of letting life happen to me. Ironic, isn’t it
Hello beautiful soul, my name is Emmy and I’m a yoga teacher and one of the couples’ experience-making photographers and CEO here at Celebrate Again, set out on a mission to provide you with embodied resources. Helping you step into deeper understandings to celebrate well, daily, and on the grand events in life like your wedding or anniversary.
Self Awareness Meditation
Table of Contents
- 1 Self Awareness Meditation
- 2 Self Awareness Meditation Script
- 3 Come Back
- 4 Self Awareness Exercises
To me, self awareness is defined as the awareness of your own feelings and spirit.
Self awareness allows us to cultivate a life we want instead of letting life “happen” to us.
Because of my own hard journey (more of that at the beginning of the video below) to become self aware I want to create a mindfulness meditation for self awareness.
I’ll be using the self awareness meditation script below the video if you prefer to lead yourself through the meditation.
The beginning of this video is my personal journey with self-awareness but I currently have this video to play at the beginning of the self awareness meditation but feel free to rewind it!
Alright, now to our self awareness meditation, feel free to save this as a bookmark, share it with a friend and revisit as much as you want.
FYI: Meditation starts at 16:42 in the video below. The beginning of the video is a conversation about why self awareness is so important.
Self Awareness Meditation Script
Come into a comfortable seat or laying down
Relax your whole body, making sure if you’re sitting, your spine is in alignment so your breath and flow of energy can move through your whole system. Head over heart, heart over pelvis, shoulders relaxed.
Take a deep breath in.
And let it out.
Close your eyes.
Slow your breath down
Breathing into your belly, long and slow breaths
Imagine you’re in a boat or on top of a tree
Really set the scene for yourself.
Your thoughts are the river if you’re in a boat or the leaves if you’re in a tree.
Notice any distracting thoughts and watch them float down the river or drift away in the breeze.
Whatever thoughts pop up, simply notice them.
Watch them float or drift away.
Keep noticing, keep letting go.
Keep noticing and keep letting go.
Stay here repeating this as long as you’d like.
Come back to your surroundings, notice your feet or toes, and wiggle them. Notice your hands, wiggle your fingers.
Open your eyes if they were closed.
Did any thoughts keep coming up? Can you take some time to ask why? Journal or just process with yourself. Practice this self awareness right here.
Self Awareness Exercises
So, now what? How do you keep staying self aware? Or what are some other awareness meditation techniques?
Here are some great self awareness exercises that I use often that can also be very meditative.
Pro Tip Meditations don’t always have to be with your eyes closed or emptying your mind, they can just be a very intentional moment withour minds.
Check Your Reactivity
Check Your Triggers
Meditation.While I love just thinking and journaling, meditation can be a great resource too. Not sure how the heck to meditate? Don’t worry! Try out some of my free meditations.
Here are some of my favorite classes:
Self care yoga flow – 30 minutes
Yoga for adrenal fatigue-20 minutes
Calm yoga for anxiety-17 minutes
Gentle Morning Yoga-20 minutes
Legs up the Wall Yoga Pose-2 minutes
Gentle yoga live replay class – 55 minutes
Yoga for tight shoulders – 10 minutes
Yoga for wrists – 10 Minutes
Yoga for posture for beginners – 10 minutes
Yoga to release emotions – 34 minute class
Dance, run, hike, or get outside.
Really anything where you can be alone and give yourself space to process. Leave your phone on silent and unplug yourself to just be. It’ll do magic for your self awareness but also for your soul.
Heck, if it’s safe for you and a safe place, try walking barefoot, connecting with the earth is so healing for our human bodies that are really made of earth too if you think about it.
Above all else learn to celebrate yourself regularly!
(P.S. we love that plant-based diet life and have some recipes you can check out.)
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