Are you Listening?
Because your body is not just a collection of tissues performing physiological functions.
Your body is intimately intertwined with your mind and emotions as you go though life and processes all of your life experiences.
And what does not get processed (for different reasons), that gets stored in our tissues, and eventually leads to dis-harmony and dis-ease.
This phenomena is talked about in every holistic tradition and is known in the west as the body-heart-mind connection.
If you understand this connection, the body can serve you as an accurate guide to healing and empowering your life.
And since this is not a new concept, there are quite a few body maps documenting the body-heart-mind connection available on the internet. The drawback of these maps is that they all focus on the negative emotional, mental, and energetic reasons for experiencing physical discomfort, tension, and pain.
And while those are useful, they can give us an inaccurate impression that the body serves only as a storage of “our junk”… which is misleading and keeps perpetuating the already widely spread negativity towards our bodies.
So I am offering my own 2 versions of the body map – one giving the examples of the “Issues in the Tissues” that we carry, and the other the ” Body Centered Gifts” that are available to us all. Let’s start with the goodies!
Please note that:
- these maps are to give you a general idea about your body-mind connection
For example, for someone the lower back pain relates to money issues that spring from fear of money (seeing money as bad, dirty, or corrupting). For someone else the real cause is fear of self-expression and success at her work that also shows up as financial difficulty that bodily manifests as a lower back pain … . The body messages are interconnected and unique to each individual.
- these “issues in the tissues” can be inherited from your ancestors, they can be stored from your negative experience, or culturally conditioned
- knowing about these gifts and issues from reading is not the same as finding and experiencing these information in our own body
- exploring body-mind connection is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified physicians if you are dealing with any health issue
If you are interested to explore the Messages of your Body, I can assist you to have that experience through the integrative bodywork or yoga session.