Listen to your body (to first listen to your body one must talk to the body)
Our body is made with self correction processes/systems in case of any injury, trauma or mental abuse like stress or emotional abuse. However not knowing the limitation or ones own capacity we can over burden these systems and they can crash. If the self correction or healing is not happening inside the body then response is shown out of the body as a warning sign to stop taking the stimulus. These responses can be of different nature, it can respond with pain, it can respond by feeling low in energies, it can respond by being angry on self or someone else, cry or violent on self or others, or simply denial of the current situation.
This is where it becomes very important to connect to your body. When I say connecting to your body I say talking to your body like you talk to anyone else. When you talk to anyone they listen and they respond right? our body too does respond. Yes our body does respond but differently.
So firstly how do you talk to your body.
Lets take a situation like a person with PAIN.
When you have pain we stop thinking of everything else and think only pain pain pain. If we give signals like these on and on to the brain it receives and sends the same back to the body.
You have to stop thinking of the response called pain and start thinking of source of the pain or even better start talking to the pain.
When you are suffering with pain, first, where is the pain coming from? Very specific to one point or many points in the body or distinctly spread over an area of the body. Secondly does it stop you from doing any particular activities or are there any activities that you can do without feeling the pain. Next, is it the first time you have this kind of the pain, if yes then is the nature of the pain similar. How deep is this pain, or how superficial is this pain (knowing the anatomy around the pain helps - layer by layer).
This gives you an opportunity to talk to the emotion that you are currently feeling, called PAIN. This is called Pain understanding. This is like you are ACKNOWLEDGING PAIN, and not cursing the pain. Remember any pain in your body is a signal of saying something is wrong in your body try correcting it immediately. Acknowledging itself is the first step to your healing.
Cursing the pain or being irritated about the fact that you have pain will only increase the emotion and it will not allow you to connect to the body and you will not be able to listen to the responses given by the body as a result of the pain which is an result to some abuse to the body by YOU.
Now that you started to talk and acknowledge your responses like pain in this instance, what do we do next?
Remember I already mentioned that pain itself is an response, once you start appreciating your emotion you will be diving into the sensory world of your body. You will start getting responses in some kind of phenomenon. For instance, once you have a deeper understanding of pain, you may start realising that this pain is present in your body but is not stopping you from doing certain activities and then you will often do these activities and continue to move and rest the movement which causes pain and give the structures at fault an opportunity to heal structurally and emotionally also.
Here I would like to throw some light on healing of a part structurally and emotionally.
When there is an injury to any part, it usually takes 4 days to 4 weeks depending upon the structure injured or extent of injury. Along with the structural injury there is ALWAYS an emotional injury to the part too. This is called tissue memory or cellular memory. If during the healing period you haven’t healed mindfully then pain may resurface without any injury or structural damage.
In end I would say ALL PAIN IS NOT REAL BUT ACKNOWLEGE ALL OF THEM
Similarly, All emotions are not real but acknowledge them all.
AS LONG AS YOU CAN FEEL IT OR EXPERIENCE IT YOU ARE ALIVE!!!
Try to educate your sensory system and its responses.
Try to develop your own BLUE PRINT to sense and response of your body.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
"Don't be fearful of movement, be mindful of movement." — Mannedi Chandana
One must have a movement flow that helps re-integrate our inborn reflexes with restorative movement. Fear can freeze this flow and in turn lead to compensated movement patterns. Being aware, being calm can invite the body to take its flow. Avoid fear of movement and attain freedom of movement.
Mind body expert, mother, lover of food, oceans, and nature.