Your body is always in charge, no matter how much mental persuasion you think you have, period.
Do you know just how precious this amazing vehicle that carries you around the planet really is? It breathes you without effort, regulates your temperature, transforms the food you eat into life giving energy and nutrients. It heals every wound that opens and it’s bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments are perfectly designed to obey every movement signal you give it. And thats only the beginning.
It truly is the most remarkable, beautiful piece of Divine architecture ever.
Stress is such an interesting label for huge amounts of ails these days, but to me it’s essence is merely to physically indicate where your body isn’t happy with the degree of pressure your thoughts are applying.
Most people are like ‘minds with legs’. It’s my way of observing that our minds are often way too in control with little respect or regard for the most precious gift you have. Dear body.
Stress is the degree of separation between your mind and body. Question is how large is your degree of separation and what body indicators are telling you something isn’t right? And even more, are you listening?
We all gets aches, pains, twinges and glitches here and there according to lifestyle, daily activities and indeed ageing. Your body is constantly, without exception, a living breathing changing ‘ball’ of energy so that’s normal in the main. But do you experience any physical problems that are persistent? A dull or even acute postural ache, back ache, headaches, anxiety and tightness in the chest, for example? Now before you go and freak yourself out and run to the doc, don’t!
This is what I want you to do.
Sit and be still wherever you are right now. Close your eyes and breathe, visualising your breath entering and leaving your body. That’s it. So simple and yet it can have the ability to change your life.
Doing this brings awareness that ‘oh yes from the neck down there is a body’ Hallelujah! And also it’s the first step on the path of listening the the profound feedback that your body is capable of. Spend some minutes each day being still and then build it up. Find the time. You have got it, I know you have.
You may be surprised by what you learn and you do have ALL of the answers. But are you afraid to listen perhaps?
Stopping to listen could put years back in the body/mind relationship bank and save you from many a fate that ignoring the body signs can have. From this start point, meditation may come and a deeper understanding of why your mind causes you so much distress.
I teach mindfulness Yoga to help you regain or deepen your connection to your body. Through a process of anatomical discovery you will learn to let your body lead and find body/mind congruency so you can lead a meaningful, healthy and happy life.