Please know that no matter how long you’ve ignored your body’s wisdom or silenced your intuition, it’s still there, waiting for you to return and listen.
Here is a 2 minute practice to get you started:
Begin by putting your hand over your heart
Notice how your heart beats under your palm, and how your chest rises and falls with each breath you take.
Take 3 more breaths in this way.
Now, tune into your body and in a gentle voice, ask yourself “how am I feeling right now?”
The responses that arise might be sensations, feelings, visual, or words.
Notice what you are feeling
I feel______? Relaxed? Tired? Hungry? Thirsty? Jittery? Upset, Anxious, Happy etc
Take a moment to listen.
Then ask “What do I need right now?”.
Your body might respond with something like this:
I need a snack. I need to drink some water. I need to dance for 5 minutes and shake out my frustration from my morning commute.
Or it might provide you with deeper insights like: I’m actually upset, and need to have a conversation with ___about ___ I said yes too quickly because I felt like I had to, I actually need to say no instead of yes.
If we can create space for listening, we gain more awareness about what is true for us.