Giving Thanks for Yourself

In my thesaurus, the word blessing means everything from benediction to good wishes.  In this little exercise, blessing means loving, healing, honoring, celebrating, and appreciating every part of you.

Use the touch of your hands and your spoken or silent words to bless yourself.   If there are other parts of your body that you wish to bless in addition to those given in this exercise, feel free to do so.  This blessing, originally given by my teacher, Yogi Bhajan, was meant to be done upon waking in the morning, and in the evening.  You can also use it as a deep relaxation anytime.

Upon waking:

•  In the first three minutes that you become awake, bless your head, nose, ears, eyes, mouth, teeth, throat, chest, arms, and belly.

•  Bless your good thoughts.  Talk to your soul.  Feel it and thank it.

In the evening:

•  For five minutes, bless your ten toes and fingers, earlobes, and tops of the ears.

•  Bless your good deeds of the day.

•  Everything in your being is being moved by your spirit.  Talk to it and befriend it.

Blessings to all….



About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site

One Comment

  1. Peter Dove July 28, 2016 at 4:31 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful practice! thanks for sharing this. Self love, and self care are just so important for being okay in the world in my books. Luckily we can always give ourselves love and caring, it’s a choice.

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