Day 5: The Yoga of Self-Care
- Remember to notice your breath and how it changes with situations, emotions, triggers, people.
- Add an intention that includes something that feels miraculous to you right now. Miracles happen.
- Nothing ever gets resolved with out ACTION. Run, walk, dance, jig or two-step your way into movement.
- Being willing to seek out the root of your shit-storm is HUGE. Give yourself a big hug and eat some ice cream. Call on a friend and professionals.
- This self-help method can be used anywhere with any problem.
Massage therapists always say: “The issues are in the tissues.” I agree – our body holds much wisdom and has a memory far more powerful than we probably know. It is incredibly important to honor, honor, honor what the body has to say during any healing process. This is one method I use in my 1 on 1 healing sessions frequently. There are many methods – use what works for you.
- Sit quietly and note where in the body you feel pain, discomfort, soreness, tightness, etc.
- Set intention to be able to hear the message(s) your body has for you and make a clear direct statement that you are seeking wisdom from your body and are willing to hear what it has to say.
- Do your best to empty your mind and create space for the message(s) to come in without judgement.
- Use your breath to clear and absorb several times throughout the process.
- You can hold, tap, or massage the sensitive point you have identified. As you begin to do this, see what situations, people, relationships, thoughts come to mind.
- Allow the tears, anger, frustration, jealousy, etc. anything that surfaces, to flow. Each emotion needs to be honored.
- Once you think you have the emotional root, thank your body for holding space for this to be honored. Reassure the body that you are committed to resolving the issue and ask if your body would like to have you check in again. If yes, ask when.
- Send a huge dose of love to this part of your body. Then imagine wrapping yourself in a beautiful soft blanket soaked in love. Give your body permission to absorb the healing of love.
- Then do some art, writing or whatever process feels good to you to absorb the new information. Process with a friend or professional if needed. I suggest ending with a positive mantra/statement (or several) to tap into whatever part of the body feels natural to be tapped on (or massaged or held) and do that until you feel peace in all ways. Mantra suggestions: I am grateful for my innate wisdom. I love my body and our memories. I am grateful for being open to discover a layer of myself that deserves healing. I am committed to healing this wound completely. I honor this wound as a part of who I am and I know that I am whole, even with wounds waiting to be healed. My body is a gift. This knowledge is a gift. I am a gift.