How to listen to your body and give it what it needs
We often hear people say that we should listen to our bodies. But what does that mean? How do we do that?
Your body is your messenger and there are many ways that it speaks to you. Every cell knows when you are unhappy, anxious or stressed. Your body sends you warning signs when you’re beginning to feel the pressure in the form of:- sickness, niggling or reoccurring injuries, feeling lethargic, difficulties with sleep, mood swings, brain fog, chronic pain, headaches, etc.
The problem is that anytime you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed there is a tendency to want to escape those feelings by distracting yourself with work, exercise, food, alcohol, busyness or all of the above.
However if you learn how to listen; how to tune into your body, it will communicate what you need more of or less of in your life. When you learn to pay attention to the signs, you can give your body what it needs to feel whole and well.
Listening to your body is an art and a skill. It requires unlearning the habit of listening only to the mind—with all its thoughts, strategies, planning, projections, and ruminations—rather than tuning in to sensations, feelings, and emotions. It is profoundly healing to support your body and love it in this way so that it can guide you in the direction that brings you comfort, healing, and balance. Learning to develop this self-care practice can be highly beneficial for your health and sanity.
When is it?
Saturday 1st February 2020. 10am-4pm.
Where is it?
Port Lympne Mansion House, Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD. Port Lympne has incredible views and overlooks the English Channel. The picture above does not do this incredible place justice!
About the teachers:
Caroline is a Fitness Professional, Life Coach, Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety relief. She has worked around the world in health and wellbeing for almost 30 years and teaches people how to make a better mind-body connection which is pivotal to good mental health.
Sam has been teaching yoga for 8 years and leads restorative sessions which enable people to dial down their fight or flight mechanism and tap into their ‘rest and digest’ mode. With her calming voice, she guides participants to a place of blissful relaxation and in a world where we are increasingly suffering from stress, Sam believes this is crucial to better health and wellbeing.