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{April 12, 2010}   Visualize Whirrled Peas!

Whirrled Peas. World Peace. How bout just 10 pounds off the scale in my bathroom when I step on it in the morning?  When combined with other weight loss techniques (for instance your bios life slim), visualization his said to have been proven to vastly improve the chances of successful weight loss.  If you can see it, you can be it.  and all that “ra ra” stuff.

Starting today I will be visualizing stepping on my scale and seeing it read 131 pounds instead of the 141.5 it appears to be stuck at.  I’m not sure how I keep looking thinner, and my clothes keep being roomier and yet that scale stays the same.  I know I should be thrilled with a flatter tummy and a little less jiggle in the trunk, but I still want the scale to move.

Lets see how it goes.  I will spend 3 dedicated minutes every morning after my yoga for a month visualizing my scale reading lighter and see if it works.  Anyone want to join me in this charade? If so read on past the closing for some visualization tips and techniques I stole from another blog.

Love ya! Mean it!

Skinny K

Some notes before you begin.

Remain positive no matter what. In practicing any techniques that are designed to help you manifest your desires it is important to remember that the Universe Knows Best.  Do the meditation with your full reverence and energy and then just allow the Laws of Attraction and other subtle laws of the Universe to work their magic for you.

Guided Weight Loss Visualization Meditation w/ 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing Technique:

  • Set your alarm or other time device for 3 to 11 minutes.  You may wish to start with 3 and then build up to 11.
  • Lie on your back comfortably,  ( I actually sit up against the walls with my legs crossed in a yoga like position…however you are most comfortable is fine) close your eyes and begin 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing (3srb) as follows.
  • 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing: Without changing the quantity of air you normally take in, start to breathe in and out to the following rhythm.  3 seconds for the inhalation and 2 seconds for the exhalation.  So 5 seconds per complete breath.  This will mean you are breathing at 12 breaths per minute (down from 15-17 you normally do).  In addition, have your chest and abdomen rise and fall together as you inhale and exhale respectively.
  • Spend at least 1-2 minutes just doing 3SRB to establish the rhythm and then move forward.  Your mind and body should now be relaxed and everything should be ripe to receive your intentions.
  • Now while immersed in this rhythmic breath begin the visualization meditation below.
  • Without animosity to the fat cells of your body (as they are a part of you), visualize a white light entering from the soles of your feet.  Imagine now this light traveling up your body slowly and as it moves up it is dissolving fat deposits and reshaping those regions.  For areas where you carry excess weight spend more time.  All the time keeping up 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing.
  • Once the light has reached the very top of your head, inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize your body exactly as you would like it to be.  Make sure when you visualize your body shape you are also sending the message of being not just slim and trim, but, also healthy and fit.
  • You may repeat the visualization meditation a few times if you like.
  • Once you complete your last visualization meditation cycle, try to think of nothing and just remain silently empty, only doing the 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing.

Hints & Tips for Weight Loss Visualization Meditation w/ 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing Technique:

  • When doing the visualization concentrate on the light and its action on the body and allow the 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing to happen by default if possible.
  • At the end really concentrate on doing the 3 Step Rhythmic Breathing and try to just relax as much as possible.  It takes some time to master 3SRB so don’t worry if you can’t do it perfectly right off the bat.

The above tips were taken from another blog…you can read the entire article by clicking HERE.

I would like to add that if you are not comfortable with envisioning yourself with white light melting away the pounds, you can visualize other things.  As I said, I will be visualizing the scale with lower numbers.  I already see my fat melting away so I’m cool with that part.  You could also envision yourself running on the beach in a bikini, or whatever it is you wish you were in shape enough to do.  Running around with your kids,  Wearing those skinny jeans you put away two years ago.  The idea is to get into a relaxed state and just see what you want to be.  Create that and it will come.   Again, lets see if it works.  Let me know if you’ll join me.  Print off a calendar from your office suite and check off the days. We’ll start together tomorrow and Compare notes next month on May 13th.

Good Luck! xoxo

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rovisi says:

Hey Kari!

Yay! You are my first random follower! I love your tips for yoga (I may just join up…) and visualization. I remember I tried that a couple of years ago, but putting yourself in that sort of trance is hard. I think visualizing after yoga (during Savasanah) might be more helpful!

Sooo I think I’m in on this!

Btw, how did you stumble across my blog? Not that I’m complaining…I’m just curious 🙂



Glad you enjoyed the yoga tips. I enjoyed your link to natural ways to lick depression today as well. I’m not 100% sure how I found you. I think I was just searching for other people talking about fat loss or natural health stuff.
I think visualizing after yoga helps a ton!! You are already relaxed. I go right from Shavasana to a sitting position on some pillows up against my wall..just to sort of separate out the tasks. For the last two days I’ve been doing the yoga, then the visualization, then a 5 minute mind clearing meditation. I’ve never been able to meditate before now…I swear its the yoga. I think tomorrow I’m gonna add another 5 minutes to the meditation. I like it sooo much.
thanks so much for commenting, for following and for being so entertaining. Let me know how the visualizing is going for you.
Much Love,
Kari



rovisi says:

I tried meditating before I went to sleep last night and holy does my brain not want to shut up!!! I want to focus one something and then I’ll randomly think of something else. I think the age of Facebook, text messaging, blogging, instant messaging etc. has given me ADD :S

When you signed up for the yoga site, did they say they would make you pay in blood if you decided to cancel the subscription?

And thanks for following me and your nice compliments…seriously, you made my day yesterday 🙂



Just keep practicing. Some days are easier than others, but never beat yourself up about it. Just acknowledge that you are off track and go back to focusing on your breathing. I like to direct my vision toward the space between my eyes where my third eye would be. Then I breathe in for the count of 6, hold my breath for 2 counts, breathe out for six counts (sort of audibly…making a light sighing sound from my lungs) for 8 counts, hold for 4 and then start over. The counting kind of helps to keep my thoughts under control a bit. I still wander. Today was the worse because I’m having some sort of allergic coughing fit all through my meditation and it keeps breaking my focus. I did pretty well at not getting too frustrated but I was sad to miss out on my zen time. Hope you are having a great day.



PS. No blood was required for the yoga subscription…I believe you can cancel any time. I LOVE it! Today I did Sea Side Yoga. Ahhhhh
Ok here’s the link again if you need it.



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