Our body is a result. It's only one piece of our being. You see our being is made up of our mind, spirit(emotions/feelings), and body. Which all ripple and affect each other.
In this blog we will be going over ways that our body shows us results.
Thoughts Create Results:
We don't have a thought that doesn't affect our spirit (emotions/feelings) or body.
I'm going to tell you a story to give you an example. I've talked before about when I had just decided to turn away from the beauty industry. I was in a place where I hated the way I looked and wasn't loving myself from the inside either.
Let's take a look at some things I thought or said to myself.
-"I'm never going to look the way I want."
-"I'm always going to be ugly and overweight."
-"There's nothing I can do to change my body."
This type of thinking lead to feeling sad, lonely, and unmotivated. Which lead to me not taking action to show love my body or self.
Why would I exercise or eat healthy?
Why would I love myself?
Why would I change anything?
I was keeping myself stuck.
I truly believed these thoughts. Lucky for me beliefs are just thoughts we have repeated over and over.
One day I had that thought of "I'm stuck with me forever.. what if I just loved myself?" It was a moment of acceptance that blew open possibilities for me.
The moment I started loving myself was the moment I changed my whole life.
Eventually I was healthy and thriving. I loved myself when I looked in the mirror. But what I was seeing now, was the result I'd created by changing my thoughts.
Our body is a result of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Questions to ask yourself:
Where are you keeping yourself stuck?
-Is there a new perspective that could change the way you think or feel?
-What action would you like to be taking to generate new results?
-What belief deserves to shift or change?
*Learn more about what the mind creates here.
Our Bodies Speak:
It’s amazing the way our bodies show us how we treat them from the inside. Your thoughts and feelings matter.
When I am teaching a yoga class, I can look at the way my students are moving their body and have insight to how they might be thinking or feeling. Often times I speak with my students after or work with them 1:1 and my insights are usually spot on. Yoga is a reflection of how we live our lives off the mat.
The body speaks. It speaks to us all day long. If we listen and tune in we can work with it.
Listening to your body exercise:
I have this simple meditation you can listen to here. Or do on your own.
Close your eyes, tune inward, and ask yourself... (I recommend daily)
Where does my body deserve love, gratitude, attention?
Where can you create space with your breath?
What is it asking for?
Then let it speak.
This can be used with your yoga practice, or a separate practice by itself. It will allow you to connect to your body and start listening to it, really listening to it. But remember, give it what it is asking for. By doing this, you will strengthen the trust between you and your body.
Treat it as if its a relationship, because it is.
Our Body Stores Emotions & Feelings:
Have you ever cried during a yoga class? This is called a psychosomatic release. Fancy for releasing emotions that have been stored within the body. When we bottle or cover up emotions instead of releasing them, they store within. My absolute favorite way to do this is through breathwork meditation. If you'd like to check out the benefits of breathwork, check out my video here.
Try a free yoga class for releasing emotions with breathwork here.
Our Body Physically Shows Us:
This goes along with the last point we talked about, but more about it physically coming up.
I once had this wart on my finger. I tried everything to get rid of it. It kept coming back.
One day, I went to this intensive coaching program. Through this program my wart disappeared in 3 days. It's never come back. I looked up the meaning of having a wart emotionally.
It was all of the things that I dealt with in that training. My body was physically showing me what I was creating within.
This can be tricky because we don't always know where the root is. You can research or even meditate to find out.
Dr Joe Dispenza is a really amazing person to follow if you'd like to dive deeper into this.