This is a list of sensations or words based on the five senses (taste, touch, sound, smell, sight). Sensations are a fantastic way to describe whatever is going on in your body.
I’ve divided this list up into categories that kind of make sense to me. The categories are very, very loose so keep that in mind when looking for a word to describe a sensation you are experiencing.
The list is incomplete! Can you think of more words to describe sensations? If so, add them in the comments. And, yes, absolutely, made up words are not only allowed but desired! Click here if you want to know what to do with this list.
The category of common sensations:
Sensations that just won’t stay still:
Sensations that have a nerve-quality:
The Ugh and Blah Category:
The ‘Feel Stabby Much’ List:
Sensations that often signal wellbeing and vitality:
Want to practice using this list?
The Sacred Self-Care Guidebook is the perfect next step for learning to notice and track sensations in the body. Over the course of 10 lessons, you will learn to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness, listen deeply to your body and to your self, and take positive, concrete action towards what you need and desire.