6 Fascinating Mindfulness Exercises That Can Help You Manifest
While you’re probably familiar with the standard visualization techniques suggested by most proponents of the Law of Attraction, you may not be aware that a huge range of mindfulness exercises can be adapted to help you manifest your goals.
Here are six of the approaches that can be the most effective, along with an explanation of why they’re so useful when you’re working with the Law of Attraction.
1. Mindful Observation
The goal of this simple exercise is to fully connect with the world around you, elevating your vibration by giving you a boost of positivity and appreciation. You can either sit observing a beautiful scene (such as the ocean, or a sunset), or you can pick out a natural object in your vicinity (like a shell, flower or insect).
For as long as you can, do nothing but notice the details of the thing you’re focusing on. Try to look at it like you’re seeing it for the very first time, exploring every wonderful and inspiring aspect of its form. Consider its purpose in the world, and its unique energy.
2. Body Scanning
As you may already know from reading my other material, I’m a great believer in the power of the Intention Point—the crucial space between heart and mind. While learning how to locate and influence your Intention Point is too complex to discuss here, you can begin to get a sense of whether it is out of balance by scanning your body for tension.
Spend just a few minutes slowly moving your awareness from the tips of your toes up to the top of your head. Where is there discomfort? Do any muscles feel stiff? Imagine the tension releasing, and you may increase your manifestation abilities by helping to realign your Intention Point (though you can check out “Origins” if you want to learn more!).
Part of coming to understand the Law of Attraction involves developing a deeper awareness of the fact that there is energy around all of us, and that we have the power to connect with all of it. Try sitting and relaxing for a few minutes, then imagining yourself slowly melting into everything around you.
In time, doing this exercise can even leave you feeling “at one” with your surroundings—the interconnectedness of all energy may begin to make more and more sense to you.
4. The Empty Bowl
Begin this mindfulness technique by placing your hands on your knees, with the palms up and open. Slow your breathing, and start to focus on your inhalations and exhalations. After a few minutes, follow the direction of the air.
As you breathe in, follow the path of the air into your nose, throat, lungs, heart, and down to the navel (where the breath pauses—pause with it). As you exhale, follow the breath once again, in reserve this time (until it leaves your body, when there will be a second natural pause).
In those two pauses—at the navel, and one as air leaves your body—you become “like an empty bowl.” Everything should feel still, quiet and peaceful. You can repeat this exercise as many times as you like, and it should leave you more centered and focused.
It is particularly useful if you need to calm racing thoughts, or if you need to get into a positive, determined frame of mind before taking the next step on your Law of Attraction journey.
5. Mindful Eating
Like the Mindful Observation exercise, this technique can be used to enhance your overall appreciation of the world, inducing a more positive mindset and higher vibration. However, if part of your Law of Attraction work concerns weight loss, this exercise may be especially helpful in increasing your enjoyment of each morsel of a meal (reducing your tendency to over-eat).
The key is to sit down and eat a meal without reading, watching TV, talking or browsing social media. Devote all your attention to the look, smells, textures and sensations associated with eating, and chew slowly and deliberately. You might be surprised by how filling it is to eat in this way! It this is difficult at first, start with a mindful “few bites” and gradually build up to a whole meal.
6. Feeling The Air On Your Skin
Standing outside, notice how the air feels against your skin for just 30-60 seconds. This quick and easy mindfulness exercise can be done at almost any time, but it provides a powerful way of turning your brain to experiential processing mode (in contrast to evaluative or “judging” mode).
When you move away from thinking analytically, you’re less likely to be troubled by a critical inner voice—even if this respite is just for a few minutes at a time at first.