Finding a sense of comfort and ease in your body may seem unattainable, but it starts with a simple breath. This breath brings us back to ourselves. In order to feel at home, we must first enter home. We must step across the threshold. We must inhabit our bodies, be in our bodies, live in our bodies, and being with the breath is the fastest way to re-embody ourselves.
For the last 5 years, I have been on a search for home, attempting to discover what home really means, and I've realized that it starts with feeling at home in my own body. This means knowing that I am ok, knowing that what I want/feel/think/do is ok, knowing that through all the ups and downs, all the discomforts, joys and challenges, I am ok. I am wrapped in a safe, welcoming, comforting abode: my own body. I just have to choose to live there.
Feeling at home in your body is a return back to the innocence and naturalness of embodiment as a child. These are my nieces pictured above. They are not thinking about what their bodies look like. They are not detached from their sensory experience. They are in it. They are living in their bodies, fully.
So, back to that breath. Sit or stand. Feel your connection to the ground. Feel your body breathing itself. Natural, effortless breath. Feel the natural movements of your body as your breathe. You are not doing it. It is happening on its own. Enjoy your body breathing itself. Enjoy coming home, to yourself.
As always, we are here to offer you a variety of practical tools for finding love for your body and showing love to your body. This Thursday, in our More Love virtual class, we're offering some useful practices for gracefully meeting this uncertainty that we're all facing together, finding some comfort in not knowing, and moving forward with loving choices for our bodies.
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