But words do.
This is why in the best interrogations, body language experts are present to assess posture and form over words.
Your body can tell you a whole heap of information about your physical health AND emotional state.
I love studying up on Chinese medicine and visual diagnosis as it is all about looking at the body to diagnose what is going on inside, again, both physically and mentally. And let me tell you, the accuracy is astounding!
While my passion and overall message is mostly about helping people find their confidence so they can go after what they want in life, my training in holistic health and the mind-body connection is such a valuable tool in helping my clients get there.
- Sometimes, you can’t articulate what it is that you are feeling. You know it’s icky, but the words don’t form.
- Sometimes you deceive yourself. This is part of the human experience. Often what you say could be just an illusion, something you THINK you want or believe, but deep down it doesn’t really resonate.
- You may have unexplained physical pain that is holding you back.
- You may be battling illness or disease, and there is ALWAYS an emotional component tied to it that is generally ignored by conventional physicians.
- Sometimes you are just at a loss as to what is even wrong.
Whenever my clients are stuck with one of the above, I shift the focus to the body.
Let me give you a personal example of the emotion-body connection.
I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) over a decade ago. It impacted my fertility and ability to have children.
The reproductive system falls within the 2nd (sacral) chakra of the body and this area represents passion, sensuality, emotion, connection, and intimacy. Personal ethics and morals reside here as well as a relationship to money, power, and sex.
Ironically, I had emotional baggage that was tied to not really wanting to have children. This was one of the reasons my first marriage didn’t work out so well. I also thought I was “broken” as a woman for not loving babies.
I also struggled with (and still do every so often), my own perception about what it means to be a sensual, sexy woman. I tend to have more “boyish” features, not so many curves, and this used to impact how I viewed myself, as well as how I showed up in my romantic relationships.
Once I changed my diet and lifestyle to meet the needs of my physical issues, as well as identified and worked on my emotional ties to my body, I reversed my health symptoms and created a new and improved story for myself surrounding intimacy and sensuality. I feel better, am much happier, and found a new confidence within my romantic relationships.
I see very similar scenarios ALL THE TIME.
Even if you don’t have a particular illness, the body holds emotion. It will not lie. And it will help you gain clarity and get what you want out of life if you pay attention to it.
What is YOUR body telling you?