Intuition is the ability to know and understand—not with logic, but with instinctive feelings. To develop your intuition does not mean abandoning all reason, but to simply trust yourself more.
Below is a meditation to help you develop your intuition. Read on!
For this meditation, try starting off by doing a few minutes of yin yoga. Next, after savasana, come into an upright, seated position. Then, become aware of your breath.
Scan your body from the top of your forehead down to the tips of your toes. Developing your intuition means tuning in with your body, and listening to how it feels. Is there any particular area that’s calling out to you? Do you feel any tightness or tenderness?
Mindfully soften and relax any pockets of tension. Remember that we can hold stress unknowingly, and learning how to be aware of our body helps us unwind and let go of any negativity that we may be holding onto.
Next, check in with your emotions. How are you feeling today? Do not run away from your feelings, but simply observe them. Imagine as though you were stepping out of your emotions and simply watching them.
Reconnect with your intuition once more. Where are these feelings coming from? Where in your body have these feelings attached to? Scan your body one more time and see where you’re holding them. Perhaps you feel anxiety in your belly, or worry in your chest.
Once you’ve identified where your emotions lie, send your breath to those areas. Trust that the breath has the capacity to create spaciousness and expansiveness across those pained or tense areas. Finally, let go of these emotions with each exhalation you make.
Lastly, tune in with your gut. The gut, or solar plexus, is associated with that “feeling of knowing.” What is your gut telling you right now? If you are in a compromised situation, try to identify some guidance from your solar plexus chakra. Trust your feelings of intuition.
When you are ready to end your meditation practice, open your eyes.