The more I speak with people in the embodiment space the more I recognize how powerfully this conversation is going.
One of my biggest goals with Embodied Movement® is to simplify this concept and bring practical applications of it to every body.
This past year has brought to light the disconnection so many people have with their body, and illuminated much of what is lurking under the surface.
For many folks, this has been a challenge, but I would like to point out that this is one of those challenges that sparks change!
A beautiful revolution is going on.
A deep desire women have to shed shame and expectations...their own, and the ones that have been put upon them.
There is a craving for freedom from stress, strain and sometimes the excess weight of layers of emotional pain. Also an increase of strength, inside and out.
It is time that we believe in our bodies.
And treat these bodies to the pleasure of vibrant health and MOVE in ways that support this shift.
The present moment is the time to activate and enjoy the delightful responsibility of caring for your muscles, bones, cells, and soul.
It is my deep belief that your body wants to be healthy, that health is your natural dynamic, and that life, and all your herstory, eventually builds up stress & compression, wiring your system for a less vibrant version of you. However, this doesn’t have to be permanent, you can MOVE in ways that unlock the blocks and unleash your vitality.
When you are wound tightly, the patterns that keep you in pain cannot change.
BUT YOU ARE MALLEABLE.
You have great power to make deep changes that shift you into vitality, long term.
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🔹 I am currently scheduling complimentary consultations for serious inquiries into this field. Whether your curiosity is personal or professional, I'd love to hear your story and share more behind the scenes of mine!
I know you know the powerful relationship between emotions and physical health…and today I thought I’d check in with an Embodied Movement approach to this potent place where we can either be dragged down, or make positive change.
We humans have developed such a funky relationship with our emotions.
Over time the role of emotions has evolved.
This past year has intensified the physical manifestations of whatever has been lurking under the surface for many of us. I have heard from so many folks that it is no longer optional to let unresolved emotions hide in their body history, that it’s TIME to address these pockets of pain. But the biggest hesitation is not knowing how to effectively do this without breaking down, because let’s face it…it was hard to begin with, and now with the year we’ve had it might just feel overwhelming.
A little human emotion history…
We used to be more intuitive and use them as a useful sense, a guide, a compass.
Now, for most of us, between storing pain from very real life circumstances, and a culture that tells us continually in overt and covert ways to stuff ourselves, stuff down the flow of emotion in order to get stuff done, we have no idea how we feel, and so do not properly process them.
When your awareness is not aligned with the truth of your emotions, the emotional experience has a funky influence on your health and sense of wellbeing. That funkiness can show up in a number of ways. Some of us have habitual modes we unconsciously slip into, and sometimes it depends on what is going down.
This funky juncture between the emotional happening and where you put your attention can be MESSY. When the emotions are sloppy and raw it can feel like a blender with the lid blown off and smoothie splattered all over the counter, the walls, and the ceiling. The mess is hard to clean up because the emotions are just everywhere. They’re choppy, hard to handle, hard to look at.
So what the heck are we supposed to do, when we, as humans, have gone so far down the rabbit hole of not relating to our own emotions?
When you can get your body’s energy circulating you have a good chance at cleaning up some of the mess, shift what is stuck, dislodge a block, clear up confusion, settle the overwhelm, accept what feels inappropriate, and drop resistance to what is unwanted.
Movement literally makes room in your body, in your being for the natural flow of emotion.
When emotions can flow, process, and complete they feel true, sensory, connected, resonant, satisfying.
Movement can even transmute emotion, it can turn nervousness into excitement, anger into empowerment, grief into compassion.
These emotional experiences: flowing, true, sensory, moving, connected, resonant, satisfying, THESE are evidence of right relationship with emotion.
Got a story about embodying emotions? I'd love to hear it!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Folks have been asking me recently what the heart of the matter is with this Embodied Movement stuff, so I thought I’d share some of the good with you!
Often folks ask…What’s the difference between this and working out or doing yoga? Or is it a hybrid modality?
Here’s the best way I can put it…
You know when you try to make a change in your health routines, or in your life and you just keep hitting the same loops over and over again? That’s because those patterns are wired, often below your level of consciousness in your nervous system.
That’s how you, as a human, are designed. If you didn’t run on habitual loops it would take a TON of mental energy to get ANYTHING done. It’s intelligent human design. AND it can get you super stuck.
There are many factors that influence those patterns that get embedded in your nervous system.
You are wired to survive – not thrive (that’s a whole different level of operation!) When life starts happening and your survival gets challenged your nervous system has to reroute to adapt to the circumstances.
Things like general stress to acute trauma trip that wiring and initiate patterns that create a body armor – a protective layer that keeps you safe. This happens on the physical, emotional, and energetic layers. You can feel this as tension, pain, panic, emotional reactivity, or just a sense that something is off. Of course there are many many other ways that this could present.
The good news is that there are ways that you can bring things up from this subconscious auto-pilot level, make changes in those nervous system patterns, and then ease back into your groove, running on new loops.
This “trick” is also built in to your human design, however it takes the ingredient of AWARENESS to use it.
There are effective and efficient ways to facilitate this “re-wiring” – Embodied Movement is my favorite, and the way I work with my clients.
I’m sure you know this feeling – storing all your stress in your body. You probably have a way you feel this, either tension in your neck and shoulders, your jaw, your low back. Your whole life’s history is stored in your body systems from superficial to deeper layers.
Embodied Movement techniques allow you to MOVE through the layers, locate and bring hidden patterns of sabotage up to your consciousness and shape shift them.
This is often a very satisfying process because your body shape shifts too. Your body is currently molding itself around those stress, pain, and trauma patterns, when you clear those up your body takes a shape of greater strength and ease.
Do you have a story about shifts you've made to your nervous system? I'd love to hear it! Email me at email@example.com.
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