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February 2, 2024

When was the last time you sensed into your body through an elemental perspective? This type of bodily exploration is not something that most of us are accustomed to, but this four elements meditation script can introduce you (or your students) to the practice. 

In this meditation script, we are invited to explore the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire - as they present in the body. When approached with curiosity, this practice can help to expand our bodily awareness. It can help us to discover new ways of relating to and understanding our sacred vessel.

You can try this meditation script on your own or when working with others. Keep reading to discover ideas for using it.

  • Practice Time: Approx. 20 minutes
  • Purpose: Body Awareness, Self-Exploration
  • May Help With: Expanding Self-Awareness
  • Practice Level: Intermediate
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Here’s a Sample of the “Four Elements Meditation Script for Body Awareness” Guided Meditation Script:

This practice provides a different lens through which you can examine the body.

Give yourself space to drop in and deeply investigate these elements in your body.

Try to bring an open mind, and see what you can learn about yourself.

Remember that mindfulness is about seeing clearly, and looking at things from a new
perspective can often bring that clarity.

Settle into a relaxed position.

Close the eyes, and bring your awareness to the places in the body where you experience contact, such as the feet on the floor, the hands in the lap, or the body sitting in the chair.

Begin with the element of earth or solid form.

Without thinking too hard about what this means, openly examine where and how you can feel solidity.

Elements meditation, Four Elements Meditation Script for Body Awareness

This might be the structure of your skeleton, the chair you’re sitting on, any places of tension in the body, or the weight of your muscles as they relax.

Don’t rush through these sensations or try to force them.

When you feel the earth element in the body, stay with it for a few deep breaths.

Continue this seeking, recognizing, and feeling for a few breaths.

After five minutes, switch to the element of air or wind.

An obvious place to start is in the form of the body breathing.

Where can you feel the air of the breath?

You may also look for places in the body where you can feel empty space—

the nostrils, the mouth, and the ears can offer insight into the air element.

How to Use the Four Elements Meditation Script

This guided meditation is a great practice for intermediate or advanced practitioners - or for anyone open to the concept. It may be challenging for beginners as the concept is not something that most people are accustomed to.

Consider these three ways of using this script in your personal or professional work:

  • Expand Your Own Awareness: Read through this script a few times to familiarize yourself with its instructions. Then, practice on your own from memory to expand your own bodily awareness.
  • Record and Share on Social Media: Make a recording of yourself guiding this practice. Then share it to your YouTube, Facebook, or other social media account.
  • Lead This Script During a Retreat: If you’re hosting a retreat in the near future, consider incorporating this four elements meditation into the schedule. Include discussion time for participants to share what they experienced, what they liked about it, and any challenges they had.


Most of us aren’t accustomed to regularly attuning to the elements we’re comprised of. This guided meditation script uses the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire to help us explore our body in new and profound ways.

Use this four elements meditation script in your personal practice or when leading others. May it expand and diversify the ways in which you (or your students) understand the physical body - the vessel that carries us through this enchanted life.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]