Decoding the Messages of Our Bodies

Anunziata Laganis
Feb 20, 2024By Anunziata Laganis

When your body speaks, do you listen? or do you power through? Illness and pain are usually not random occurrences; they are messages urging you to slow down, turn inward, and make important changes. 

If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, dealing with physical ailments, or experiencing exhaustion and depression, it's your body's way of communicating with you and it's time to give it the care and attention it is asking for. 

Most illness and pain, also carry an emotional component and its often left as the last piece of the puzzle that is left as the last piece of the puzzle to be discovered, if ever. 

Understanding that addressing the emotional aspect is key to unlocking complete healing. 

These 2 books are a great introduction into understanding the relationship our emotions have with our bodies. 

1. The Secret Language of your Body - Inna Segal

Inna Segal, the bestselling author of "The Secret Language of Your Body," believes that our bodies are constantly communicating with us through physical symptoms and sensations. She suggests that by paying attention to these messages, we can gain valuable insights into our emotional state and overall well-being. Whether it's a persistent headache, a knot in the stomach, or tightness in the chest, these physical symptoms can often be indicators of deeper emotional issues that need to be addressed.

This is a great beginner's book that also offers ways to process the emotions.

The secret language of your body

2. The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Bessel Van Der Kolk, a leading expert in trauma and the author of "The Body Keeps the Score," emphasizes the importance of mindfulness and body-centered therapies in healing emotional wounds. He believes that trauma is stored in the body and that traditional talk therapy may not always be sufficient to address these deep-seated issues.

Van Der Kolk advocates for practices such as yoga, meditation, and bodywork to help individuals reconnect with their bodies and release stored trauma. By becoming more attuned to the sensations in our bodies, we can begin to process and release the emotional pain that may be trapped within us.

The body keeps the score

Both books essentially share, that emotions, when left unprocessed, can imbed themselves within our bodies, surfacing days, months or even years later as pain and illness. Emotions are energy in motion, and until we address them, they can create imbalances that affect our physical well-being. 

Kinesiology, also offers the unique approach to healing by allowing us to "talk" to the body helping us to identify the emotional root causes of our challenges, locate where they are held within our bodies and what the body needs to clear the energy imbalances.

Our bodies hold so much wisdom. It's up to us to listen with open hearts and receptive minds. So, the next time your body speaks, don't just power through or ignore its cries. Pause, reflect and honour your body and the wisdom it holds.