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4 Ways to Listen and Respond to Your Body

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

We are often made to believe we are only a walking symptom picture, our feelings aren’t real, our sexuality defines our relation to our body, or intellectual information is better than our physical wisdom and intuition. Making it so difficult to accurately listen to, and appropriately respond to, our body.

A photo of a woman's skin for a blog post on listening and responding to your body

Connection with our body and with ourselves allows us to connect more meaningfully to others, to our circumstances, and to life in general. But this truth is at risk for how we easily discard its value.

Disturbances to this connection come from society and media, our busy lives and our own views of what a body is for. It’s so easy for us to disconnect from intense feelings and sensation- and there is much around us at any given time to numb and distract so that we don’t have to face what our body is trying to communicate.

Relief comes in the form of making new pathways back to your body. It is possible to reconnect *right in this moment*.

Here are some things to try:

- Sit still, close your eyes and do a roving check head to toe. What do you notice?

- Take some deep breaths, focusing on taking your breath to any places that need attention. Where can you you let go?

- Slow down the pace of life, be unapologetic in rejecting busyness. How can you be present in this moment?

- Move your body, spend time outdoors, make room for physical pleasure. How can you nurture and care for yourself today?

Perhaps your body has been trying to say something to you for a long time. It may be gentle but persistent nudges, or wild screams for attention. This can be in the form of headaches, fatigue or emotional instabilities. You may be downplaying tension and pain in your body, just hoping it will go away.

We know ignoring these messages doesn’t serve us in the long run. We know the cost of prolonging caring for ourselves just compounds the problem. We need to pay attention closely so we know how to respond to our body before things get worse.

Now is the time to connect, to nourish, to love on, to make some change. Your body is calling… We designed our self-paced online course, Fixing Your Period as a safe place to reconnect with your body.

It's is available for immediate access RIGHT HERE!

Buy now, own forever, return to it as many times as you need to.

(re)Connection is possible for you today.

Although we are licensed midwives by profession, we are not YOUR midwives. All content and information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice. Although we strive to provide accurate general information, the information presented here is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice. For more information, click here.

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