Scottsdale Acupuncture


How Do You Feel Right Now?

Posted Saturday, March 7th, 2015 by

feel, healing, energy

When did you last sit down and analyze what is going on with your body? If you’re like most Americans it’s not something you do often, or even ever. This day and age we have so many things to take care of on a daily basis with very little down time. As a result, we forget how important it is to set time aside to do something simple that has tremendous value.

One of the biggest challenges many people face is that they don’t know anything is wrong with their body until an illness has already set in. By knowing how you feel and taking the time to scan the body you will learn how to identify signs/symptoms that there might be a problem developing and will have an opportunity to treat it.

So how do you feel right now?

Take this moment to stop whatever it is you’re doing and check in with yourself. Set aside the various tasks you’ve been working on and the thoughts you’ve been consumed with. Walk away from your computer, put your smart phone down, turn the TV off and go somewhere quiet and peaceful. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and begin to feel your body.

While taking deep breaths in and out, run a scan from the very top of your head all the way down to the tips of your toes. Place your attention towards sensing if anything feels off, seeing if there’s any pain, discomfort or tension. It is important to take your time with this exercise, be slow and methodical making sure not to rush. As you continue the scan make sure that your thoughts are placed on what you’re doing. If your mind starts to wander be sure to focus it back to the task at hand.

What am I looking for when I scan my body?

What you’re looking for are places within your body that stand out, this doesn’t have to mean they feel painful but more so there is a discomfort. If you do find an area of your body that has some tension place your attention and energy towards it sending healing thoughts. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, so learning how to harness your own healing energy is a useful and valuable skill. Stay focused on the affected area until you feel the tension/pain/discomfort begin to slowly release. This process can take some time to learn but with practice it can be accomplished.

If you find it difficult to stay seated or that your mind keeps wandering please remember practice is the key to success. A helpful tool that can be used to harness your healing energy is meditation, as it will help calm the mind and body. In a previous blog post titled “The Many Benefits Of Mediation” we provide details about what meditation is, its health benefits and some different types of meditations. If you’re interested in learning more please take a moment to read through that post.

We suggest that you check in with your body as often as possible; it will prove to be a useful method of maintaining your health and wellbeing.