Whispers from Within: Your body is talking but are you listening?
By Rupina Meer • April 18th, 2012 • 10958 Views
With the explosive popularity of social media, you likely have a LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter account and are hopelessly addicted to the omnipresent news feeds delivering up-to-the-minute updates on your friends. Each little update is insignificant on its own, even supremely mundane. But taken together, over time, the little snippets coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated portrait of your friends’ and family members’ lives, like thousands of dots making a pointillist painting. As I mulled over this, a curious paradox emerged. By embracing the tools of digital intimacy, we have the ability to connect with hundreds of our friends, but what type of tools do we have (in this fast-paced world of ours) to connect with ourselves and our own body?
How about we start social networking with our own bodies? This is how it would work. Your body would send you short little updates about how it's doing, how it's feeling, what it needs, and what kind of food would make it perform at its peak. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
What if I told you that you already had free 24-hour access to the world's most sophisticated laboratory for testing how food affects your body and your health? Where is this lab? You're living in it. Your body is a sophisticated bio-computer that never makes mistakes. No matter how involved we are in the day-to-day madness of our lives, our hearts never skip a beat (even in the midst of a heart-breaking divorce) and our lungs diligently expand and contract to pump our life force. Your body is constantly sending you Twitter tweets and Facebook updates. But are you listening? Do you even know what language your body is speaking?
Converting monologues into dialogues
It’s speaking the language of symptoms and sensations. Each symptom, each ache and pain, each sniffle and sneeze is our body communicating with us. These every day run-of-the-mill body sensations are the constant whispers (or screams) to make us stop and listen to what our body is trying to say.
If your body is having a long monologue all day every day, you are not having a great relationship with your body. But the secret to feeling great in your body is to convert those boring monologues into trusted dialogues. You have to cultivate a two-way street where your body speaks to you, and you respond.
Yoga, Wellness, Awareness, health, spirituality, connection, Rupina Meer
Location: Orange County, US
Rupina Meer, Board-Certified Holistic Health Coach received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Health Coaches from Integrative Nutrition’s world-class training program learn from luminaries in the field of health and wellness including Drs....