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The body never lies

The body never lies
April 19, 2022
Dott.ssa Alessandra Politi
The body never lies

The body never lies
"And I told my body under my breath: "I want to be your friend."
It inhaled deeply and replied, "I have been waiting for this all my life."

Nayyirah Waheed



Our bodies are constantly sending us messages that often go unheard. In every way we try to ignore and silence these messages with drugs, therapies, pills, etc. pills of any kind. But the symptoms remain, or rather, they change in appearance "creativity of the symptom", but they remain.
Symptoms are nothing more than alarms sent by our body, and it is for this reason that they should be accepted, listened to and treated. should be accepted, listened to and understood.


What is my headache telling me today? And why is it that at this very moment in my life I am stuck with my back? These are "cries for help" that our body sends us and that should not be immediately drowned out by painkillers. painkillers. Does this symptom mean that we are acting without listening to our body? Without listening to our feelings and emotions? Are we pleasing someone without accepting our own needs?


These are just a few examples of the messages that our body can send and that all too often we are unable to understand that we are all too often unable to grasp because we are not used to listening to it.



What does it mean to listen to your body?

Listening to your body means listening to and understanding your emotions. The emotions we feel are born in the body, they are bodily experiences that have an adaptive and survival function for the species. and survival of the species. If we reflect for a moment, in fact, every emotion has its own bodily expression that recalls something ancestral. with fear we hold our breath, with anger we clench our jaw and so on jaw and so on. The importance of feeling and, above all, understanding what is happening to us, what we are feeling, allows everything to flow harmoniously allows everything to flow harmoniously.

When, on the other hand, we suppress our tears or swallow bitter pills without the ability to when we suppress our tears or swallow bitter pills without the ability to express ourselves, due to too heavy burdens or stereotypes that we have carried with us since childhood (e.g. 'I am a man and I cannot afford to cry', or 'it is not good to get angry' and so on). good to get angry" and so on), our body will transform repressed emotions into muscle contractions or a particular posture into muscle contractions or a particular posture until it can no longer bear the weight of non-expression.

We are used to 'thinking' that we have a body, we often only 'feel' it when it hurts, but we are our body and more than that we are our body we are our body, and more than ever we were as children, when our way of communicating was only on a bodily level and not on a physical level our way of communicating was only on a bodily and sensory level, before verbal language took over verbal language. Our body is the memory where our experiences are recorded (body memory). our way of relating: the body is an inexhaustible text. 


Our body never lies!

It is all very well for us to like doing things for others, but this should not prevent us from taking care of ourselves in the first place. It is really essential to stay in tune with our own bodies, with our own 'feeling', which is too often ignored or only listened to when we are doing things for ourselves ignored or only listened to when it hurts, because it is the body that draws our attention and warns us when something is wrong. It is the body that draws our attention and alerts us when something is wrong. Unfortunately, we often tend to listen to it when it is already too late too late. If we understand this we will no longer consider it as separate from the mind, but as a wonderful mind-body unit. Anyway, think about taking care of yourself: if you don't, then who will?

The body never lies

Dott.ssa Alessandra Politi

Psychology and Autogenic Training

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