55 Nourishing Affirmations for Loving and Healing Your Body

Written by Jessi Kohlhagen

“As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight,
lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function,
cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature.
So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love
then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically.
So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion,
oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.”
– Dr. Christiane Northrop, Hungry for Change

Healing is something that happens on the non-physical level before it ever makes itself known on the physical level.

Our cell tissues hold the vibrational patterns of our attitudes and beliefs. Our emotions (or more specifically, the neuropeptide chemicals triggered by emotions) are literally thoughts converted into matter.

In order to heal and maintain vibrant health, we have to release the long-held fears and negative thoughts we’ve held toward ourselves and others.

Attitudes that generate feelings of struggle and self-defeat lower our self-esteem and deplete our bodies of energy, which rapidly weakens our health.

Attitudes that generate feelings of empowerment and self-love increase our awareness, strength, emotional and physical stamina, and overall health and wellbeing.

Herein lies the power of positive affirmations.

Affirmations are simply self-talk – our ceaseless internal stream of dialogue. So, whether we realize it or not, and for better or for worse, we are using affirmations in every moment. With every word and thought we are either resisting or affirming our lives.

We must learn to think the thoughts, speak the words, and feel the feelings that use our energy for the creation of deep love, self-esteem and health — and allow healing and change to happen naturally as a result.

Every moment of authentic self-love is a victory.

Whatever you’re going through physically right now, it’s the small shifts in your attention what will ultimately make the biggest difference.

Here are 55 nourishing affirmations to love and heal your body:

I am so grateful for my body

I am whole and complete, just the way I am

I am grateful for the millions of invisible ways in which my body works perfectly

It’s okay to love myself now, as I am, because I know I continue to evolve

I treat my body with love and respect

I am finding greater balance with food

I am grateful to be aging. I do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many

My body tells my story, and I embrace the never-ending journey of my physical experience

I trust the wisdom of my body

I accept myself, which allows me to change, grow and evolve

I give myself permission to follow what feels good in my body

Today I will breathe deeply and freely

Today, I will pay more attention to what I love about myself and what is working well, rather than what I don’t like or am frustrated about not having/being

I choose food which nourishes every cell in my body, and awakens its capacity for consciousness

I feed my body life-affirming foods which increase my vitality, energy and wellbeing

There is a guide inside me who is wise and will always be there to help me on my journey

I understand that everything isn’t going to change all at once, but I will patiently and lovingly make small decisions today in light of the larger picture

I let myself rest when I need to rest, I let myself act when I need to act

I’m not afraid to ask for help where my body could use it

I do not judge my needs

My body is a vessel of consciousness

Thighs, thank you for carrying me through life

Belly, thank you for assimilating, absorbing and eliminating the experiences, food and emotions in my life

Breast, thank you for your capacity to open, accept and embrace reality, exactly as it is

Skin, thank you for protecting and nourishing me

Nothing feels better than taking care of myself

My beauty goes so much deeper than my appearance. The more I see this in myself, the more others can see it too

When I give myself permission to be comfortable in my own body, I give others permission to do the same

True beauty comes from feeling grounded, whole, and loving

I honor this moment, right where I am in my physical journey

Body, I promise to love and cherish you. I am sorry for ever being cruel to you, and ask your forgiveness

Today, I will take care of my body by ________

I awaken the light and love within every cell of my being, and radiate it outward to the world

I honor the sacred relationship I have with my body

When I’m connected to my body, I feel more complete, fulfilled and alive

I pray for the courage to move toward whatever I resist, because I know that’s where my greatest growth is

I embrace the parts of me that need love the most

I move easily, comfortably and confidently

I bless my food with love

My body is healthy, healed, whole and holy

Every cell in my body is loved

I am dissolving old, painful patterns and letting a new way of being emerge

I am physically and emotionally connected to an abundant source of healing

I choose peaceful, harmonious, loving thoughts that create an internal atmosphere of harmony for the cells in my body to live in

I welcome all the people, things, events and circumstances that will help me heal and grow

My body is beautiful for what it can do

My body accepts love openly. My body gives love openly

I bow to the practice of being gentle with myself. This reverence brings ease and flow into my body

I am always the perfect age

I’m worthy of a life that feels good to live

My body is a vessel for my eternal soul, and is the greatest supporter and teacher in my life’s journey

My body is a vehicle for spreading the light I am to bring to earth

I am at peace with who I am, and excited about who I can be

My body supports who I am becoming

I am grateful for the chance to be alive on earth, and I thank my body for allowing me this experience

Have a powerful body affirmation you don’t see listed here? Share the love with us in the comments below! 🙂

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