Your Body is Talking to You. Listen.

“I like to think of it as nurturing the first and last relationship I will ever have.”

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Your Body is Talking to You. Listen.

Pain. Stretch. Sensation. Pleasure. Discomfort. Sweat. Hunger. These are just a few words of an entire language our body speaks.

From the time we are children, we experience all of the body’s signals. Often we are taught to minimize the response and stop paying attention to certain things. This isn’t a bad thing, in fact it is protective in its own way. Could you imagine trying to get anything done if you were constantly having to attend to all the messages your body is sending you? Fast forward 30+ years and we have swung the pendulum so far in the opposite direction, we have forgotten the language of the body and now can’t recognize when it is talking to us. Anyone else take a language in high school and can now only say their name and order a coke? I don’t even drink coke...

One of my favorite sayings is, “If you listen to your body whisper, you won’t have to hear it scream.” Maybe your body has had to scream in pain to alert you to pay attention. That’s ok! In fact it is a gift. It holds an opportunity to relearn the language of your body so you can move through the years together with better communication and understanding. You may have to start in Language of the Body 101. This may look like physical therapy or chiropractic care to teach you the basic skills to get you out of pain. Then, you have the opportunity to graduate to the next level. If you are paying attention to what your body is telling you, you’ll begin to translate and keep yourself from that same level of pain. Continue to show up to class and do your homework, one day you will be fluent.

Some may call this is body maintenance. I like to think of it as nurturing the first and last relationship I will ever have. Your body is with you your entire life. My body has been put through the ringer and still carries me through my daily life. Thank you, body. I’ve come to appreciate it, I’ve learned to like it, and I’ve grown to love it. My hope is that as I continue to take my body out and intentionally give it experiences to serve and care for it, we will live a long and happy life together. Sometimes, we may need some counseling. Sometimes, we may need a break. But I’ve made a promise to my body that I would always listen and keep learning what it needs as it grows and changes throughout my life.

In an age of information, we have the ability to learn many ways to take care our bodies. We are lucky to have all of this free knowledge at our fingertips. It’s up to you to determine how you are going to use it. It’s up to you and your body to decide what lands and serves your relationship. What works for me and my body may not be what feels right to you and yours. Take ownership of your experience. As you try new things, notice if it is your body or your mind telling you what feels good and right. There is a difference. Keep showing up. Keep moving forward. Your body is waiting for you to lean in and love it.

“and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend’. it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’” -Rupi Kaur

xo Aurora