Saturday, February 19, 2011
If Your Body Could Talk - an exercise
Trash talking your body makes it shut down.
Eating intuitively keeps an open honest connection with your body.
What would you do if your body could talk?
This 2 part exercise is powerful. It helps for losing weight , and importantly, this is good for putting your head back on track with your heart. Doing the exercise opens up a different way of trusting your body/mind intuitive connection. Try it. Let us know what happens.
1. On a blank sheet of paper write a letter to your body:
Start with Dear Body. Take a breath and tell your body whatever you want. Be patient, and let the words stream. No one will read this but you.
2. Give your body a chance to reply. On another sheet of paper, use pencil and write yourself a letter from your body to you:
Use your other (non-dominant) hand. Start with Dear and your name. Take a breath and start writing. If your body could talk what would it tell you?
Using your non-dominant hand forces you to connect differently with your body. I ended up printing. It will take effort to use your other hand and be hard to read but, do it and see what happens.
In an eating situation where you feel emotional or pressured to act, you may find that you stop listening to the intuitive connection with your body. Stress can put you in a self-destructive place where you are mean to your body. When you're in an eating environment that pushes your buttons, take and breath and use your senses to connect with yourself. Give your body a voice.
It takes effort to remain open. This exercise is worth the effort. I saved it and found reading what I wrote the next day moving.
You will discover it's intuitive to be kind to yourself. Intuition is subtle in the beginning. Write yourself a letter from your body and feel the connection.