By now we’ve all heard people saying, “Get back in your body.” or “I really need to be in my body more.” But, do you know what that means? More importantly, do you know how to do that?
Being in your body or getting back into it isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s a process and there are no shortcuts. If you try to take a shortcut, you can get close but, you’ll feel the affects eventually. You’ll pay the price for cheating yourself. Not finishing is like scrambling three eggs but leaving one yoke whole. It may taste yummy but ultimately, you and anyone else looking closely can see that it’s just not completely done.
In my work over the past few years Spirit has often reminded me that the only way to make concrete changes in our lives is to be fully in our bodies. That is to say, We must take ownership of our physical being in order to make physical changes in our lives, especially to make changes in our physical bodies! Doesn’t that make sense? Oh Spirit, you’re so wonderful at pointing out the obvious voids in our messy human ways.
But How? Stay with me here, I’m going to take you on a little journey inside of yourself. Do this with me…
*Stand up tall. Feet are hips width apart. Back straight & strong. Chin up.
*Arms hang down with fingers consciously pointing to the earth.
*Deep breath in through your nose. Fill your lungs and belly.
*Slow breath out through your mouth. Empty all the air in your lungs & belly.
*Repeat! This time hold the breath in for 2 seconds. On the exhale, push your belly to your spine to make sure that all the air in your body is out.
*Repeat! Be totally away of the breath moving into your body. Feel how cold it is on your nose. Hold the breath for 2 seconds. Release slowly through your mouth and feel the air releasing.
*Allow your breathing to be complete full breaths as you return to normal breathing. Take a full breath.
*On your next breath become completely aware of your lungs and heart and how they occupy the same space in your chest.
*Inhale into your chest and as you exhale imagine that breath moving down INSIDE your body. Bring it down as far as your belly.
*On the next breath breathe into where you left it on the previous exhale and then carry it down into your hips and tailbone.
*The next breath will bring it into your legs. Here, imagine that breath being carried through the marrow of your bones all the way into your knees.
*The next breath will bring it down the marrow of your calf bones.
*The next breath brings it into your ankles, let it circulate there for a full additional breath. (I’ve found many blocks there. Let the breathe do the work to open them up.)
*The next breath brings it into your feet.
*DON’T STOP HERE
*Breathe it into your toes and souls of your feet.
*One more breath will release it down into the earth. This is where you become fully grounded and totally in your body.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to complete all the steps. The first time will take longer than the second time and the third time will be even shorter and so on. Eventually you’ll be able to move through these steps in just a few minutes. It’s really important, in order to In Your Body, that you take your time. If you are connected to the earth with your roots all the way down like the Mighty Oak, you can do anything.
Now go on and take control of whatever comes your way. Make those changes and move through anything in your way! You got this!
With much Love and Gratitude,
I Wish You Light,