Ever felt like your body was speaking to you? Like it was trying to tell you something, but you just couldn’t figure out what? Well, you’re not alone. The practice of somatics is based on the idea that our emotions are deeply connected with our body’s physical sensations. By paying attention to our body’s physical signals, we can gain insight into how we’re feeling emotionally and mentally—and even begin to find ways to address those feelings! Read on to learn more about somatics and how its principles can help improve your overall health and well-being.
Somatics is one of my favorite topics! It is the practice of paying attention to the physical sensations in the body. It suggests that by being mindful of these physical sensations, we can better understand our emotional states. To put it simply, somatics is a way of helping us connect with our emotions through awareness of our bodies. It helps us become more aware of how we are feeling in any given moment, as well as any patterns or habits that may be causing emotional distress in the long-term.
When practiced regularly, somatics can help us identify when we’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed without having to rely solely on mental cues (which often get overlooked). This makes it easier for us to take proactive steps towards addressing whatever issues may be causing us distress. For example, if we notice ourselves tensing up in a certain area when faced with a certain situation or person, then this could be an indication that something needs to be addressed before any further damage occurs. Similarly, if we notice ourselves unconsciously holding onto tension for no apparent reason, then this could be an indication that there’s something going on underneath the surface that needs acknowledgement and healing. Through somatic practices such as mindfulness meditation or yoga therapy, we can begin to recognize and address these underlying issues in order to achieve greater well-being.
Additionally, somatic practices are beneficial because they allow us to tune into what our bodies need in any given moment—whether it’s rest or movement or managing an emotion—so that we can take better care of ourselves both physically and emotionally. Paying attention to our physical sensations also helps us become more aware of how external factors such as stressors or relationships impact our well-being; this awareness allows us make positive changes where necessary in order for us remain healthy and balanced overall.
As moms (or anyone really!), many times life gets too busy for us take a step back and analyze how we’re feeling emotionally and mentally — but somatic practices give us an opportunity do just that! So why wait – start paying attention today! See what your body has been trying so desperately hard tell you all along! And remember – taking care of yourself helps you take care of everyone else around you! Happy listening!
Oh, And feel free to check out the video I made earlier this week to hear more. Go check out the YouTube video HERE.
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“Because we have these promises, Dear Friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit.”— 2 Corinthians 7:1