Tension, anxiety, fascial restriction, clenching your jaw, sucking in your belly, knots in your gut…so much of physical discomfort arises due to one major pattern: resisting what you feel or pretending to be one way when you’re really another (pretending to be happy when you’re sad).
Your body is the first to FEEL emotions for you, and since emotions (all of them) are inherently vulnerable we humans have a tendency to PUSH THEM DOWN, resist them, disown them or pretend they don’t exist. We try to mind over matter, but that rarely goes well in my experience.
Instead, you can work WITH your biology, with your body. When you slow down and summon the courage to name and feel what is, as it is, right now…your body will relax. Despite common misperceptions that so called “negative” emotions like anger, grief, shame, and fear don’t feel good (and some people claim they’re not good for you),
The trick here is to name and feel what is, without making it worse or better than it actually is AND without making up grandiose stories about what you’re feeling. Allow your feelings to happen…and you’ll feel more at home in your body instantly.
There are a million ways to ACT on what you feel, and that’s not the purpose of this video so please understand this is a tiny little action with big reward potential, but it’s not the only action or step you can take to feel at home in your body.
I’m curious though – if you allow yourself to name and feel what is, right now, what happens in your body?
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