Somatic Practice — Learning How You Embody Self-Gratitude

Listen and follow along as Madeline Wade guides you through this somatic practice.

Take a deep breath and let your shoulders drop and your belly soften

Go back and bring yourself to a time when you did something for yourself that empowered you, even if it is something as simple resting in the middle of the day

Ask yourself, What did I receive from this?

Feel your body. What is it saying to you?

Imagine your chest expanding in width – your heart beating slowly

gratitude-rockYour chest becomes an extended and ever-widening plane of self-love and gratitude

Your feet become a part of the earth, and the warm, moist soil of her existence becomes a part of you

Breathe deeply and say, I am grateful for my life, I am grateful for my health, I am grateful for my being

Allow your body to react to these statements

Does it relax and drop deeper into the chair? Or does it tighten and your breath gets shallow? Maybe you don’t feel anything

Just be with your body and thank it for helping you see a part of yourself that you might not have seen before

Take another deep breath and come back into the now

How do you feel? Learning how you embody self-gratitude is an incredible path for growth.