What Is Your Relationship With Your Body?
filed in Mind, Body Connection on Jul 25, 2009
The body never lies, We only need to learn to trust, surrender and clean out the physical “storage room” we’ve created without struggling against it. Our bodies carries our personal histories. What do I mean by this.
Feelings are the life of the body and thoughts are the life of the mind. When feelings are not felt and resolved, we hold them back and literally stuff them, they then become buried in the body in the form of muscular tension. Over our life time these unresolved hurts accumulate and we become disconnected from our emotional pain and our body.
After a period of time we don’t even realized we are numb and disconnect using our bodies as machines instead of for pleasure. We walk, we exercise and we make love, but we don’t feel the pleasure that our bodies are meant to experience.
I hear so many men and women tell me that they just feel empty or numb or that they don’t feel the pleasure and joy they use to feel. Most don’t understand that they are disconnected from themselves and their bodies.
The question I am asking is “what is your relationship with your body”? Do you feel every part when you move, or do you feel rigid and tight? What do you feel in your body? Do you feel pleasurable sensations, flexibility of movement, open and energetic, or fatigued, restless or tight?
I feel very strongly about helping people to reconnect with the joy in their body that is there birth right. It is a process of reawakening and establishing a good relationship with your body. I will continue to write about this in the blog as it is a step by step process.
The first thing I would like you to do now, is for you to ask yourself the question, “What is my relationship to my body”? Take some time to listen and write down the insights that come up in the next few days. Then just starting writing about your feelings toward your body and see what occurs, be spontaneous as you write. The most important first step is in exposing the bad feelings or negative thoughts and behaviors toward your body.