Mind, Body, Spirit Reset (Part 1)

Are you emotionally congested?  There has been so much talk lately about stress and how it takes a toll on our well-being recently, but I’m excited there is a new-found awareness in society.  When it comes to emotional health, I am a firm believer of the connection between the mind, the body, and spirit.  Next time you are upset or angry, or just completely frustrated with someone or something, I want you to PAUSE for a moment and take a quick mental note of your body language, the way you physically feel, and how you feel over the next few days.  Are you tense and clenching your jaw, is your stomach doing flip-flops, did you experience lack of appetite or constipation, do you have a headache or joint pain, or do you have general malaise, or experiencing insomnia?  It’s easy to forget these physiological reactions to our emotions after something goes wrong in life, when our negative emotions subside and we return to our general state of being.  But what if I told you your body doesn’t necessarily improve as quickly as we think.  Over time, our emotional stress acts like a toxin that breaks down the lines of communication between the various systems within the body.  How can we strengthen our emotional health and begin to heal?

I want to introduce you to a remarkable therapy that I found to reset my mind, body, and spirit and improved my emotional health profoundly.  It’s called Bodytalk, a breakthrough therapy that integrates the wisdom of advanced yoga, the insights of modern physics, the energy dynamics of Chinese medicine, with the clinical findings of applied kinesiology and western medicine.  It is pain-free and non invasive and can help a multitude of issues such as emotional disorders, colds, viruses, stress, anxiety, asthma, headaches/migraines, diabetes, chronic pain, poor digestion, allergies, arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, ADHD and other disabilities, and sensory issues.  Bodytalk is a therapy that addresses the whole person or the mind, body, and spirit and in my opinion, can be extremely effective as both preventative healthcare and as psychiatric therapy in dealing with difficult or traumatic times in life.

About 4 1/2 years ago, I approached turning 30 with an open mind and an open heart and decided to start what I proudly called at the time “my internal makeover”.  I went whole hog and decided I would start this journey to free myself of the emotional congestion I had accumulated over the years and begin my journey of self-discovery.  I had become so emotionally reactive in all facets of my life that I began to feel completely disconnected from the person I was and the person I ultimately wanted to be.  I felt this immense pressure within, to make myself a priority and invest in my overall well-being.

This is when I discovered Bodytalk and began to first-hand understand how emotions are connected to how we physically feel.  Emotional congestion is when we over time bury pain, internalize our stress, and harbor anger to the point where our physical health is compromised.  Most times, we don’t even realize we store this emotional toxicity within our body because we are so busy and we put pressure on ourselves to keep it together and get over whatever it is that bothers us.  Our bodies are so incredibly complex and the more we are empowered with knowledge and realize that there is a strong connection between the mind, body, and spirit, the more we can grasp the importance of overall health and begin to practice making ourselves a priority for ourselves and our families.

Did you know that our spleen is our body’s junk drawer?  This organ stores our negative emotions that we don’t know what to do with, our anger that we can’t release, and our stress that seems to be a constant thing in life to manage.  Over time this can manifest itself in the form of hip and lower back pain.  Did you know that the body’s garbage disposal system is the lymphatic system?  Your lymphatic system affects every organ and cell in your body and has a major impact on your immune system.  Factors that can contribute to lymphatics system blockages or congestion include: chronic constipation, physical and emotional life stresses, environmental toxins, heavy metals and chemicals, inflammation, infections, injuries and surgery, bruises and traumas, food allergies, poor diets, tight clothing, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, structural misalignment, the normal aging processes, genetic predisposition.  Even unexpressed emotions such as anger, fear, or resentment. 

I’m so happy I stumbled upon this therapy and so I had to share this with my readers.  Check out the International Bodytalk Association website and find a certified practitioner in your area.  A certified practitioner will educate you about the body and explain how the process works.  You will also learn some amazing techniques to help manage emotional stress and difficult situations.  I am thrilled to shed some light on this innovative therapy that I believe could help so many people in the world.  While this therapy might sound intimidating, it’s actually very relaxing and you will feel like you are having a spa treatment!  The main point of this post is to reconsider overall health and how we approach taking care of ourselves.  There is more to it than going to the gym and eating healthy!  Emotional health is the 3rd component that often gets neglected out of intimidation or fear.  This area isn’t something we necessarily learn while growing up.  Start thinking about this and remember to connect it with a preventative healthcare approach.  As you have read, when neglected, our emotional health can really impact our physical health in dramatic ways.

Stay tuned for part 2, where I will introduce more (simple and effective) ways that you can reset your mind, body, and spirit and love the life you live!

 

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  • body: https://www.bodytalksystem.com