Make friendship with your body
Make a promise to your body, that from now on you will give your best to listen to him and care for him. Tell him what you like on him, that you are thankful for the capabilities he is giving you. Touch him, feel inside your body, inhabit your body fully. As a sign of your new relationship, you can place your hand on your heart.
From now on, listen carefully and deep inside your body to notice the particular, fine sensations he is giving you: when you walk, when you encounter other people, when you eat, when you read, when you make sports.
Establish a love relationship with your body, notice his loving signs and give your best to react in an appropriate way: Use more clothes when he is cold, less when he is hot. Drink when you are thirsty, eat when you are hungry. Choose the drinks and food that your body really asks for, and stop to eat when the hunger is over. Take a rest when your body feels tired. Notice which people attract your body, and walk towards them. Feel how strong your body is, and how much he likes movement and challenge. Give room to activity like walking, hiking, jogging, cycling – whatever you feel attracted for.
If you feel strong, unpleasant emotions, notice where exactly and how they manifest in your body. Does your belly feel tense? Do you contract muscels on your shoulders, neck or legs? Touch these parts of your body lovingly and direct your attention there, without trying to change – just observe.
Feel your muscels during every doing, and also during a rest. If you notice that you hadn’t been caring for your body, dont judge and punish yourself – simply notice, forgive, and continue to care.