Playing with Body Awareness: Water Imagery

3 Min
Meditation
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Deanna Burkett, MA, MS
Mindfulness of Body
When we can make our investigation of the body fun and genuinely interesting we are more likely to engage the body and to learn from it. I hope you have fun with this meditation. One important tip: when allowing the "water awareness" to flow, be careful not to stop it at the edges of the "conventional body." Imagine it can flow out *through* the hands, out *through* the feet, etc. Work gently, and be careful not to force awareness or try to make something happen. Just play with awareness and notice the results of being with yourself in this way. 
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55 reflections
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Ty$
Beautiful
Learning to be more aware of ourselves can teach us to be more kind to ourselves ❤️
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Olivia
Awareness
Being aware of how you truly feel is the key to know what you need to do.
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Myriam
Letting go
I fully emerged into the meditation and learned that I can relax my entire body by letting the flow happen
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Sylvia
Putting breath into my whole body
This was an easy way to feel the power of a breath flowing into my whole body. I felt the strength of a breath giving me life with an end result of relaxation.
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Steven
Calm
I am quite young and dealing with loss and just taking a moment to breathe in and out really helps
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Dane
Visualizing helps
Visually imagining water washing away my problems and negative thoughts is clearing my mind and soul.
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Mia
Water is love
Pure love of Mother Earth, that's what I felt. All tension disappeared...
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Sam
Beautiful Moment
What a beautiful moment. I will return to this one when I need a stress-free beautiful moment.
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Karl
Tap, tap, tap...is this thing on?
What I'm learning is to focus my energy. The meditation on sound really gave me an amazing tool. What is sound but vibrations? With this meditation I was able to use the sound of her voice and allow it to vibrate through my entire body. It's the strangest and most miraculous feeling to be able to create such a connection. God day. Namaste 🙏🏾
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Harvey
Water imaging
I enjoy any form of body scan or involvement , it seems to give back control as well as allow hope at trying times.
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Sophie
I am learning to rest.
I am learning to take a moment to rest and relax. Free my mind and just be.
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Margot
Body awareness
My feet were the only part of me I could pick that weren’t feeling anxiety or pain 😔
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Ruth
Source of calm spring was found in the oddest but nicest place!
Source of calm spring in my body was found in the oddest but nicest place!
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Sydney
Relaxed
Felt more aware and relaxed with my body. Learning to feel and notice how it was feeling and how to become more comfortable.
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Destiny
Being Aware of my Body
I feel love for my body and how it functions. I enjoy feeling. I want to care for my body and understand it.
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McKenna
Spreading
I was aware of all of my extremities but instead of the sensation being calming, it was like a nerve sensation spreading throughout my body. I would like to do this meditation again and focus on drawing my energy from a different place.
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Charlie
Happy thanksgiving
This meditation was exactly what I needed. Feeling pretty cruddy today. Head sinus chest cold. Just the thoughts and mental imagery of cool water cleansing my entire body, inside and out, gave me a boost. Picture it, believe it and Feel the intentions manifest themselves! Have a great day! ✌️
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Aaryn
Warm
This meditation really helped me focus on my body and I started feeling a gentle warmth in my finger tips. It was very calming.
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Madison
Learning new things about myself
I learned that my body can meditate. I felt a calming, warmth run through my body through out this experience. I feel more relaxed!
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Jackie
Calm
I felt a calm wash through my body. Felt the water just wash away my stress and tension.
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Everett
Pass entrapment
Guard me and take back all shadows I put my faith in me and me found you, safely
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David
Cleansing with Awareness
Letting the awareness from a peaceful center suffuse my body washes away the stress from the areas of tension.
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Nyenyezi
I am in control
I have my control of my thoughts that I choose to be positive while letting the negative float away
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Jorge
Fluir
He aprendido que conforme más pasa el tiempo y practico la meditación, mis sensaciones se agolpan mucho más fácilmente. Puedo sentir una gran cantidad de emociones y sensaciones en un solo instante de silencio.
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David
I guess I need to be patient
The problem for this one for me was it was so much dead air between speech and I kept worrying if the app has been frozen or quit. I think there should be less long pauses. It would make me feel more confident in what I’m doing
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Joyce
Water imagery
This practice is a good challenge, to see how deeply I can go with the water element and still maintain awareness. Namaste
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Clare
Body awareness
Feeling the sensations in my body moving around was a great way to start the day and move and breath through my tension
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Sean
A cosmic calm.
The beauty of simple things should not be understated. A pleasant guide to help me with my body awareness is so nice today.
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Mel
Calming Body Tension
I learned that I can calm my own body down by focusing on points of tension and gently acknowledging them and releasing them and relaxing into them.
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Briana
Day 2
In today’s session I got to feel what it’s like to just relax and to allow positive energy to flow through your body. It helps
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Riley
Awareness
I learned that you need to let the tension run through your body rather than stop you from what you’re doing, inside or out.
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Nimisha
January 24
I learned that I should start my days by saying something kind to myself! And to feel the calm energy flowing from a central part of my core.
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Rob
Breathing
I learned to count my breathing up to 10 & then starting back over at 1. The first inhale from my nose up threw my lungs was 1 and the exhale was 2 & the next inhale 3 & the next exhale 4 & so ok until 10. Then just focusing on my breathing back to 1 & up to 10 and repeating. I found after the first few times of counting my breathing became some what more normal than being so much aware of it
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Hannah
Day 14
I struggled to focus during today’s meditation. My thoughts wandered more than normal. Hopefully tomorrow I will be more centered.
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Geneva
Awareness
I’m not really sure? But I would like to continue to learn something from this :)
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Ludwig
Water Imagery
Water imagery is a beautiful exercise that rids the body of some of its tension by emphasizing the power of water to purify and detox.
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Larisa
Watef
I like how they use the calming element of water to soothe tension or sadness into a serene state
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Nicole
Water Imagery
This was an interesting meditation and way to focus inward.
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Angela
Water
I learned that visualizing water can actually feel cooling and healing.
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Devon
New thing watwr
This was a new element I never thought of! I want try more water embracing mediations.
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Dom
Not soothing or relaxing at all. It felt like she was losing track of her own thoughts. Very awkward
It takes skill to lead a meditation. I get distracted out of a meditation by my own thoughts very easily.
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Leah
I had to focus with lots of noise around. Love the water imagery.
I can focus even with noise around me and that the feeling and thought of water is very calming and relaxing to me.
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Sharon
1st time
I can meditate for 3 minutes and actually follow directions and actually feel it.
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Susie
Body Awreness
It helped to think of a gentle bubbling of water wash over my tension and aching. I am always amazed at the power of mindfulness and breath work. Namaste 🙏🏻
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Elizabeth
Session 1
I felt warmth throughout my entire body. I was able to focus on different body parts.
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Julie
Distraction
I was able to distract my thoughts while concentrating on the core of my body. Bringing sensations to other parts of the body helped to bring thoughts to more positive regions.
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Annika
First day
I learned that being mindful does not require a lot yet it can be so rewarding.
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Carolina
I felt the tingle all over my body, relaxed very fast
Regardless of the noise going on I was able to concentrate and relax, more like let go.
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Sara
Welcome to the world
My womb felt like the place of peace to me. The spring flowed from there and as I lower my chest below my belly, this eased the tension in my heart/chest. I desire to feel welcomed in this world. Often I feel unwelcome here. Put her back, I don’t want her here. This is hurtful. To counter this, I think it is important to offer acceptance to people. Smile and greet. Offer life to others, birthing life (acceptance/welcoming) over heartfelt desire (want/need/drive).
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Carissa
Water
The anxiety that I usually develop from being stressed is located around my head and neck. I felt it washing away from my core as I listened to this today. It felt like taking a shower and washing the dirt off my body and then feeling it flowing into the drain.
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Jayden
This was great and it really helped me sleep
I learned that no matter how many fears you have they could always leave if you stay calm
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Sierra
Fluid
Moving energy through my body like the flow of water feels so good- soothing, energizing, restorative. Thinking of my life force like a natural spring in the forest made me feel renewed and fresh.
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Patty
Body awareness?
I felt kind of cut in half; first feeling the flow in my top half and then to my bottom half. I wasn’t able to get into the spirit of this meditation too much. 🌺
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Kimette
Ended too soon.
I need longer sessions when I’m sad. I wish that I could get longer or multiple sessions.
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Inannadae
Washing away the day
Water has such powerful,cleansing and healing properties. This meditation was perfect at the end of the day. I wish it was longer!