Having a Mindful Relationship With My Body

Before I start, let me ask one simple question: Do you like your body? It's easy to ask but hard to answer, right? I know. ...

3 Ways How To Have a Mindful Relationship With Your Body

Before I start, let me ask one simple question:

Do you like your body?


It's easy to ask but hard to answer, right?

I know.


If somebody asked me this question about a half year ago, I would probably stay there like 'ha-ha, of course not'.

It is too fat.

It is too tall.

It is too curvy.

It is too muscular.

Yeah, it was so easy for me to condemn my body. Just like that. Like it was a piece of nothingness. Although I played volleyball and did exercise, I felt like my body is not slim/well shaped/curvy enough.

But for who? For others, my friends, family or my boyfriend?

Of course, as a woman, I like when someone says something nice to me. Whether it's about my outfit or body. Which woman doesn't, right?

But at what price?


Did you know that problems connected with body image (anorexia or bulimia) are one of the most common causes of women's suicide?

According to statistics, suicide attempts occur in about 20 % of women with anorexia and about 35 % of those with bulimia.



Most of us try to 'fix' our bodies like they were damaged toys. And we do this by using different and mostly unpleasant ways. We think we do this for us but after all, the only thing we want is another appreciation from others.

I know that. I've been there. Like most of other women.

But you know what? At the end of the day, it will be you and me who will be answerable to our body for how we treated it.

When I realise it, thanks to my vegetarian transformation, I started thinking about it like a relationship.

It's like when two people are in a relationship, they are kind to each other, they do a favour to each other and yeah, sometimes they fight. And on the top of all that, they try to protect it from others – like it was a treasure.

This is the way I would describe my relationship with my body. Yes, I'm in a relationship with my body.

What it means having a mindful relationship with my body


There is a simple fact you may not have known: our body lives fully in the present moment. It doesn't know the past or the future.

It is waiting for us to be in the present moment with it.

When I'm in the present moment with my body, I learn to listen to its needs, its pain, its comfort. I learn to embrace its imperfections and emphasize its perfections. I don't criticise. I'm just an observer.

Do you have a mindful relationship with your body? Find out how to be more mindful to needs of your body & learn to respect it.

How I build a mindful relationship with my body


As you may know, building relationships is a lot of work.

The best way how to be in the mindful relationship is to be in the present moment. But let's be honest, it's not always easy. Damn, it's hard as hell!

And so when I feel like I need to reconnect to my body, I always…

…practise gratitude


I know being grateful for something you don't enjoy or like can be hard, but this is exactly the best moment to practise gratitude.

I'm not judgemental and I don't label. I stay there and I thanks to my body for its relationship and its 'service'.

…try to eat healthily


'I'm what I eat' they say. And I can't stress enough how true this is. My body is a reflection of how I treat it. And I want to give my body the best.

For me, 'the best' was that I became a vegetarian. Of course, I'm not telling you to become a vegetarian from day to day. What I say is treat your body with respect and don't feed it with bulls*it.

…touch it


Everyone knows how important is this simple touch and how magical power it can have.

Our body needs this touch too. But not just from a boyfriend or a mum but also from us. Well, especially from us!

It's a good way to explore the body and give it a full attention. Thanks to that I know what I like and I don't.

Don't hesitate to touch your body and let your hands explore it everywhere.

Our body is a sanctuary and we should treat it like this. At the end of the day, it's just you and your body.


How would you describe a relationship with your body?






Do you have a mindful relationship with your body? Find out how to be more mindful to needs of your body & learn to respect it.

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