Your body is your power centre. It’s the source of innate wisdom — your intuition.
Intuition is like a sixth sense, it just knows.
It has no explanation or reasoning, it just comes out of the blue, often as a message, vision, felt sensation or deep knowing.
In Western society, very few of us were taught to notice, listen to & trust this body communication, yet it’s actually our most potent truth teller & spiritual guide.
Much of what is considered important in Western society, focuses on the mind — our intelligence & ability to learn cognitively. As a result, we can often — mistakenly — trust our thoughts more than our body’s communication.
Rather than interpret pain or disease as a message from our body, we rush to take pill & medication to make the symptoms of the message go away.
Rather than interpret tiredness & fatigue as a sign to rest & go inwards, we reach for stimulants to keep us going.
Rather than interpret stress as a sign that we’ve taken on too much, we work harder & longer in an attempt to try to reach an often never-ending goal.
It’s no wonder we’ve become disconnected from our bodies & our deep wisdom. The whole of society pretty much sets life up this way.
But it’s time to take back your power & break this conditioning. It’s time to rebuild the connection with your body.
BENEFITS OF CONNECTING WITH YOUR BODY
Here are just a few of the benefits of having a great relationship with your body…
* More health, ease & calm
* Reduce stress & invite more relaxation
* Experience more fun & freedom
* Increase your self love & acceptance
* Develop greater self trust
* Improve your relationship with yourself & others
* Become aware faster of any problems within your body
* Make peace with your past
* Hear your own inner wisdom & that passed on by your ancestors
* Connect to your energy body & spiritual guides
* Feel more supported in life
* Open up to more pleasure
* Awaken more life force & erotic energy
REAWAKENING YOUR CONNECTION
Thankfully, your body is a pretty forgiving host. It’s never too late to start reawakening the connection with your body & inner wisdom.
Here are 3 simple steps you can take to start the process:
1. Embodied Breathing
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Close your eyes & bring your awareness to your lower belly. Take a full breath in & notice how the muscles in your abdomen expand as you breathe in. Then exhale & notice how the muscles in your abdomen collapse & relax as you breathe out. Do this until the timer sounds.
2. Embodied Movement
Find somewhere you have enough space to move freely without touching anything. [Optional: Put on some slow & gentle music]. Set a timer for 5–10 minutes. Take time to slowly & gently move each & every joint in your body. Start with the hips — side to side, back & front or gentle circles. Then the knees. Then the ankles & all parts of the feet & toes. Then the lower back, going slow & taking care not to over stretch. Then the middle & upper back — again taking care. Then the shoulders: gently circle & rotate them, hunch & then relax them. Then the elbows & wrists. Hands & fingers. Then finally the neck & jaw. Really open the jaw — stick out your tongue. Make a sound if you dare! Move the neck carefully in different directions. All the time, LISTEN to your body & respect any boundaries it tells you about.
3. Embodied Touch
Find a space that feels private (bedroom or toilet cubicle will do). Set a timer for 5 minutes. Close your eyes & place your hands on your heart. As you breathe, feel your body move under your hands. Stay there for a minute or two. Then start to move your hands slowly over your body — your torso, your tummy, your shoulders, down your arms, your back, your bum, your hips, your legs, your feet & your genitals. Lovingly touch each part until the timing goes off. Repeat often.
Like all estranged relationships, it will require patience, an open heart & regular commitment to fully re-establish trust with your body. Take 15–20 minutes every day to do the above exercises & rebuild this precious & rewarding connection.