So true! Some of us do know how to listen to our bodies but we choose not to or convince ourselves that it’ll be ok to deal with it later, that we don’t have time to address it right now. Gotta’ work, work, work and take care of this and that, etc.
And some of us do not know how to listen to our bodies at all. That is a foreign concept to some of my newer Yoga students and Reiki clients who ask sincerely, ‘how the heck do I listen to my body?! What does that even mean?!?’ If you are in this category please tap into some gentle/meditational yoga classes in your area. Or see me of course if you are in my vicinity!
Regardless of which group you are in, the problem remains that we are ignoring or missing clues that if heeded could prevent the screaming pain of disease and malfunction in body, mind and soul.
Some examples of loud body whispers are: stomach aches, dizziness, nausea, recurring headaches and sharp pains. More subtle cues are symptoms like: acne, sadness, excessive hair loss, moles on skin, lack of appetite, lack of energy, trouble sleeping, fatigue and still subtler: weight gain/loss, just not feeling right, feeling off, not feeling yourself, change of behavior.
We’ve all had some or even all of these uncomfortable issues and usually and in the short term they don’t prevent us from going about our lives in the usual way but if not addressed they can turn into serious medical issues. It’s true that not all whispers addressed can be nipped in the bud but often these noises are just the body asking for some attention, saying, “You’ve over used me with too little care and appreciation and if I don’t get it soon I’m going to rebel!” And it does and then we have to spend all our energy fighting to get our health and balance back. Fighting for our very lives. I know first hand. It happened to me! But that is a story for another post.
So let us take heed, listen, pay attention and find remedies sooner rather than later. Let us keep our bodies, minds and spirits in top shape so that we can do the work we are here to do, efficiently and with full hearts.