When it comes to taking great photos, confidence, health, and feeling nice in your body are key ingredients. You can achieve these traits through practicing embodiment, which helps you to be mindful and become more aware of your environment.
This also means reconnecting with your body, thoughts, and feelings to achieve a single entity: a beautiful woman. Here are some ways to help you practice embodiment:
1. Massive Control of Space to Practice Embodiment
Some people have embraced the art of not showing their complete form. The scariest part is that many subconsciously practice disembodiment as a survival mechanism from past traumas. Not feeling safe in your own body leads to disconnection from them.
To get back into your body, you must first become aware of how you occupy space in a room. It’s essential to pay attention to your bodily sensations when you first enter a photo studio. Take note of whether the wind is gracing your skin.
Whether you have a hefty or light body. Even if the sensations you’re experiencing in your body are unpleasant or frightening, take a few minutes to record them. Studios are places free of judgment and intent.
2. Seek Motion and Sensory Experiences
Daily activity and sensory stimulation might help us reconnect with our bodies. Simple routines like strolling, stretching, or rather sweating can help remind us of our physicality without stress or challenging exercise. Exercise is known to boost self-esteem, which can help you pose better in front of the camera.
Small gestures like applying moisturizer (slowly and deliberately) or giving yourself a palm massage can also help us reconnect to our bodies. Ladies can also use smell and taste to stimulate their senses. Eating slowly, sometimes with both eyes closed, is a feast for the senses, leading to the embodiment.
3. Learn to Listen
In today’s world, being able to listen with your whole body is amongst the most valuable abilities you can have. This skill can help you improve your relationship with personal growth and the people around you if practiced regularly over time. Being a good listener makes you more compassionate with an easy understanding of given instructions.
Your adult nerves have a more permanent structure than your social settings because they are integrative and adaptive. More than the evolving cultural landscape, your sense of purpose and what matters most to your heart will last a lifetime.
The listening skill helps you become:
- More empathetic and present in the lives of people we meet and influence.
- Serve the things that are important to us by improving ourselves.
- Focus on developing abilities that will benefit both your work and personal life.
- A steady individual who can offer curiosity, tolerance, and friendliness toward anxiety-producing events both within and without.
Tips from embodied listening should be a virtue even after your photoshoot session.
4. Find Ways to Relieve Tension if You’re Photogenic
Disconnecting from our bodies during times of high stress or dysregulation is a common desire for many of us. In these moments, however, when you stay anchored in your bodies and use skills to calm your nervous system, we can put our faith in the ease, stability, and serenity that lie just ahead.
As long as you see a change in your state of mind, you can practice these two techniques from anywhere between thirty seconds to 5 minutes.
- Breathe it out
- Let Music Move You – Get up and dance to your favorite tune. Focus just on the music for a few breaths, then jump up and dance! Just move your body as it needs to move!
- Taking a more relaxed stride
- Rather than hunching your shoulders, open your chest for that perfect photo.
Prana Can Help Practice Embodiment
At Prana By Jonesie LLC, we help inspire women to achieve embodiment in order to enhance their peace of mind, feel more beautiful, and make great portraits. With a creative arrangement of mirrors, affirmations, and a friendly atmosphere, we strive to help women find their true selves behind the cameras. For more information, please contact us.