Rejecting our Body
Sometimes we think that by rejecting and disconnecting from our body, that what we are feeling is going to magical go away.
But the truth is it doesn’t.
It usually gets worse.
The sensations we get from our body are letting us know something is off, and they are just going to get louder and louder if we don’t face them.
Although it may feel like our body isn’t cooperating with us it’s actually trying to support us by sending us signals that something is wrong.
This usually manifests as physical pain or discomfort in the body. That acts like an alarm, asking us to pay attention to not only the physical sensations but also the emotions and life experiences connected to it.
The more we put off feeling what we are feeling the worse it usually gets.
You are probably wondering 💭 how do I start to listen to my body again?
I get it when we first start to reconnect and listen to our bodies it can feel overwhelming.
Here are 3 things to keep in mind:
1. Be gentle with yourself and find support, you don’t need to do it on your own. Reach out to your coach, therapist or a supportive friend to hold space for you.
2. Cultivate mindful embodiment practices that support you in connecting with your body in a compassionate and positive way. Somatic practices like yoga nidra, restorative yoga, feldenkrais, qigong can be very helpful in learning to build a nourishing relationship with your body.
3. Find ways to express yourself on a regular basis, instead of suppressing and waiting for this to build up and explode. I find expressive arts and dance to be extremely helpful if your not use to expressing your feeling verbally. These playful practices get you out of your head and into feeling what you are feeling without being overwhelming.
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