Feel Your Best Tip: Your Body Knows Best
3/2/17 — Our bodies give us information. One of my good friends throws up whenever she really needs to break up with someone.
Physical cues aren’t always quite that pronounced, but they’re always there.
Our bodies reflect something deeper. They don’t lie. They tell us if something’s good/bad…whether we should proceed or stop, and so much more.
But life is crazy, and in all of our running around, we often miss the insight that’s available under our own skin.
So here’s a simple technique that can help us reconnect.
Slow down your breath. On a deep inhale, feel your chest expand in every direction. Pause and be with whatever sensation, or even lack thereof, you might observe. Slowly exhale. Feel all around that area for settling and letting go. Again pause and be with whatever sensation you notice.
When you can, do two more rounds. Next focus on your belly, then your whole body.
This brand of feeling is a way of taking a step back from whatever it is we’re caught up in mentally. It anchors us to the moment, and strengthens our connection to that authentic information inside.
This is subtle, but huge. Regularly checking in is a pathway to a more conscious way of living. And everything becomes possible with that.