How connected and comfortable are you with your body?
I haven’t always been connected or comfortable with my body either, to be honest it’s only in the past 18 months – 2 years that I’ve learned to include my body and that I’ve become aware of how aware I am of other people’s bodies.
I had learned very early in life not to trust my body. I didn’t get my period until I was older and it was never regular. I now know that I probably contributed to that as I went through Anorexia between 15 and 16 years of age. I had reduced what I ate, no chips, ice-cream or junk food and started running a lot. I was taken to the doctor and once I realised what I happening I was luckily able to increase my food intake without any intervention.
My blood sugars levels were all over show and at 21, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. So this is why I didn’t have regular periods. I now know that unstable blood sugar can be a symptom.
I had to take hormone tablets to get pregnant and that took 7 months and my moods were all over the place. I didn’t know how to trust my body or what was actually normal for her. And then 7 years of postnatal depression followed. In the 6th year I started having my chakra’s balanced (the energy centres of the body) and for the first time in a long time I began to feel like me.
I had spent most of that time sitting outside of myself watching myself react and having no control. I thought being outside of my body would be less painful and easier. In reality it wasn’t, I experienced that negative voice in my head, who was always telling me what I was doing wrong. It took more energy to stay outside of myself than it took to start unpacking the emotions that I had suppressed. Having my chakra’s balanced bought me back into my body and I was more of me and the chatter quietened down.
Within 9 months I was off all medications. (I had been on 4 antidepressants a day at the time I began to have my chakras balanced) (make sure if you come off medications you do so with the guidance of your medical practitioner)
I have been in the natural health industry for over 20 years and I have worked with 100’s people in that time. About 15 years ago I learned how to balance chakras because of the difference it made for me. This is the first thing I check when working most clients, whether it’s in person or via a zoom call. People have reported:
being in their bodies
being more connected with their bodies
balanced moods and much more
being able to focus
more connection with their loved ones
Something else I’ve come to understand and know about my body, is that she is pretty amazing and contributes to me in so many ways.
For instance she adds to my intuition or awareness when I’m asking questions and coaching. She gives me cues which could be a feeling of contraction. That usually means that there is something to be aware of or it’s a no for me, and maybe I need to ask another question. I may feel expansive, that is usually a yes or whatever questions I am asking, she confirms that it will contribute to me and my future. I may experience goosebumps and this is a signal for me that whatever has been spoken, either by me or someone else is the truth.
This is gold when I am coaching, as I am oftentimes aware of what is going on in the other person’s body. It could be what they are holding onto, a physical ailment they are experiencing and much more.
I wonder what else is available for you and your body now?