By: Raechel Morrow
Your body is talking to you. Are you listening? Your body speaks what the mind cannot. It holds the innate freedom and wisdom if you know how to listen. There is a sacred gift in accessing this deep knowing and deeply worthy of exploration.
I believe we can use our bodies as teachers to access this innate knowing and intuition. Are you choosing to find answers from your body? I am here to remind you that your body holds the answer you seek. It is instructing you to open your heart and open the flood gates to your breath and energy. The guide you are longing to meet resides in your body. Start there, with feeling your breath without judgment, and later, you will be able to follow the same process without a body and a spirit.
Befriending your body is the most incredible tool for self-discovery. We also now understand that traumas, memories, emotions, and beliefs as physiological experiences are stored not only in the thinking mind but also in our physical being’s tissues. Through the work of befriending the body, we can come to understand that no part of our human experience can be denied if we want to fully heal; the body can no longer be the elephant in the room while we talk about healing.
Enjoy a few resources to begin befriending your body:
Deep Feeling – 3 minutes exercise
Take three deep breaths and let your breath fall out of your mouth. Sitting, notice how you are sitting. Do not change or judge your sitting unless you would like to. Place your hands on your legs and feel the sensation of your own legs. Set a timer for 3 minutes. Simply feel your whole body sitting for three minutes. What sensations did you feel? What sensations did you not feel? How may those sensations inform my day today?
Befriending your body yoga class
With Betsy Rosenbrook
Set aside an hour each week to explore how your body feels, to learn what your body wants, and to give your body what it needs! Betsy will offer yoga postures and movement sequences for you to follow along at your own pace and comfort level. During each class, we will consider a new concept including self-awareness, self-compassion, decision making, and personal power. You will have an opportunity to experience how these concepts resonate within your body and perhaps even within the greater context of your life.
ALL BODIES • ALL ABILITIES • ALL LEVELS
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Betsy blends the traditional elements of “talk therapy” with somatic therapies to bring health and wellness to the whole person. Traditional methodologies include exploration into family dynamics, relationship patterns, choice making, and barrier reduction. Somatic therapies include mindful movements, targeting areas of the body that may be “stuck” to experience emotional release. Breathwork is also used to create a desired effect in the nervous system, meditation practices, intention setting, and other ancient traditions are also incorporated into each session.
Betsy has 10 years of experience working in the mental health field, specializing in addiction services, mood regulation, and strengthening primary relationships.
Body Scan – 20 minutes