What’s your body trying to tell you? Body whispering: 13 Body language + Intuition truths. 4 Adventures.

 

“The body never lies.”

Martha Graham, {dancer}

 

The body is always transparent. You are just so deep in your mind {in thinking} you don’t always notice what your body is saying.

You can learn so much about yourself from simply observing your body, paying attention to its cues, letting it do what it spontaneously wants to.

I've been intrigued by body language since I can remember. You can tell so much from a single photo, even. A film frame. One glimpse. When I worked with clients directly in my holistic practice I used a combination of techniques from acupressure to applied kinesiology, but I mainly relied on my body intuition + sense to accurately read my client’s body so I could assist them most effectively.

What you perceive through the body is instinctual + directly connected to your intuitive intelligence, so body language is one language you need to be fluent in.

 

Get a sense of your body.

 

Watch. Listen more. Feel your body from the inside out. Fine tune your body sense: be more attentive to all 5 of your physical senses, allow them to develop more. Always keep some attention centered in your body, no matter what you are doing.

Get into your body completely with all your attention. When done intensely, the sensation is orgasmic right down to every individual cell. Enjoy your body this much. I experienced this after shimmying in a dance session. I sit very still + surrender enough awareness to each cell. It feels like each cell is still shimmying. Try it: this level of decadence defies all understanding.

Let your body come this alive.

 

All it takes is enough awareness.

 

{You have had enough thinking for a lifetime already: people think an estimated 60.000 thoughts every day, most of which are pretty much the same as the day before}

How much freedom of expression do you allow your body? When I dance I have no idea from one moment to the next what movement is going to happen: I realize that this is what I love so much about dance: it holds my attention totally present.

Where do you hold back physically? Sexually? Yoga? Sports/Athletics? {Where you hold back in one thing, is how you usually hold back in another}

What are you waiting for? Are you waiting to be your ideal weight or size before you allow yourself to enjoy your body? This is backwards: once you allow yourself to do what you love physically, you will naturally be your ideal weight. The trick is to discover what this is for you.

 

Do what you love: your heart is always ahead of the game. Follow it.

 

Explore what your body really wants to eat. Brunches are awesome playgrounds for this. Recently my body kept picking out edamame, a great source of total nutrition + protein. Since including this more in my diet I have lost weight naturally: we often overeat trying to acquire adequate nutrition. Once attained, your hunger signals turn off.

Give yourself permission to explore how your body wants to move. Allow its instinctual impulse.

When I am in the country, I walk alone at night to hone my animal instincts. It’s an interesting, empowering shamanic practice. In time you develop a feel for the night + for your environment that is heightened, connected and safe. You learn to trust your body instincts, you develop a feel for the way it wants to communicate, what it has to say.

Develop a feel for your body.

Notice how your body interacts with others. Notice when you resist what’s around you. Observe when you feel relaxed + connected to everything around you. Notice who + what you are drawn strongly to, physically.

Match reality. Mirror neurons match realities: when you are with others it takes more awareness on your part to override this response. This is why keeping your mind clear helps: you notice external influences the moment they happen, instead of getting caught up in the reaction; you have time to choose your response AND determine your neural network.

Your body is your closest, most present creation. This deserves your undivided attention, awareness + presence.

Body adventure ideas + resources:

The Physiology of Transparency: check out the powerful conversation below with Chris Walton, MSc, an internationally recognised performance psychologist and Simon Paul Sutton, of Simon on the Sofa fame. Chris uses leading edge mind-body techniques to create transformational change + performance improvement. Chris has studied with Bruce Lipton, and indigenous shamans in the Amazon in Brazil + Peru. He is the author of the ground-breaking books: "Incredible You" and "Fit to Perform"

This level of transparent conversation is essential + POWERFUL: it gives unlimited permission + opens all kinds of doors.

What I love about Simon: his active exploration of transparency + love, as you will experience firsthand in his dialogue with Chris below:

 

Shimmy to Beats Antique: Collide + Egyptic. Let your body do its own dance. You don’t have to know how to dance; let your body show you how it wants to move, just lose yourself in the music.

Movies: Buck, The Horse Whisperer, Ashes to Snow. These movies show you the level of connection, of “joining up” {connecting authentically} with everything + everyone that is actually possible for us all to experience all the time. Its empowering for your body to watch the body language: it soaks up so much simply by watching other bodies.

Read: Maps to ecstasy by Gabrielle Roth and The Passion Test by Janet Attwood.

Get in on the conversation in  body talk + connect with Nichole + I: Fun, cool insights + sharing goin on over there. Give your body its say.

Love,

Premakarini xo

 

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8 Responses to What’s your body trying to tell you? Body whispering: 13 Body language + Intuition truths. 4 Adventures.

  1. Otiti says:

    You know, the body really does have a clear language all its own and we’re often far too busy to just listen or feel what it’s trying to tell us. Sometimes she has to scream before getting our attention. Wouldn’t it be great to check in with her so frequently that we become best bods? 😀

  2. Vladimir says:

    I just wander how did they estimate that number of thoughts a day. They invented some thought-counter machine? 🙂

  3. Premakarini says:

    LOL!! Yes, I know, the number does seem suspicious, right?! However, I have heard higher counts of closer to over a 100k. I tend to use the 60K example so as to not scare us too much! lol. I think its based on how many thoughts actually go through your mind {both conscious + subconscious} per minute, that makes some sense. I love to do this one meditation/exercise where you simply count your thoughts for 5 minutes, and then you see how your thought count lowers significantly + you can feel the difference – its great for when you want to slow down.

  4. Premakarini says:

    I know I have learned this lesson the hard way before I finally gave in + realized that I could just love my body the way it is + was feeling instead of trying to coerce it in other ways, lol. So good to read your latest post: got me all fired up for my next post where I will dive into this more + share what I have been learning… Its really interesting that we are on the same page emotionally. I know, too, of many others who are experiencing very similar emotions when it come to love so I am going to put it all into my next Tues post + see what happens!
    Its so wonderful, Otiti, that you are this in tune with your body!
    Thank you for all that you share with everyone here, Its always so insightful + empowering,
    Prema xo

  5. Thank you for using one of my talks in this wonderful post on the transparency and the body…I was only saying yesterday about how repressed our expression is and you can see it in everybody’s body……..we are talking mind body spirit and most people are bypassing the body and it is communicating this to us and we are not listening. Having been a Personal Trainer for many years I learnt so much about the body internally and out and observed people transform through becoming one with their body. As an Actor it’s all about body language, acting taught me to observe people, I love people watching.

    A great exercise for you all to start. Just start observing people, real simple and from their bodies allow the communication to flow. Observe how they move, how they react, what each body you pass is saying. You may not always be right and won’t have the ability to know, unless you spoke to every single person of course (that’s not going to happen) So just observe. The other person is you. We see in others what we don’t see in ourselves.

    Using other beings as the mirror for our own deepening of this wondrous experience is the simplest action we have at our fingertips.

    Words are the least form of communication yet we all use them without thinking. Time to be still and get real and tune into the body.

    What a vessel we have been gifted to walk this planet. Celebrate it, cherish it, love it, caress it, treat it, speak warmly and encourage it.
    You are worth it
    One love
    Simon

  6. I really love this article – I’ve had some interesting body things come up for me, esp when I’m not taking care of myself physically.

    Very timely – thank you!

    x Denise DT

  7. Premakarini says:

    Simon, you are so welcome! Thank you for creating such powerful conversations + sharing them with everyone. Its amazing how much they stay with you, continuing to provoke interesting ideas + insights even weeks after you hear them, they really are THIS powerful.
    Thank you for sharing this exercise with us. I wanted to play with it for a while before I replied to this so that I could share some words on my experience. It gives you a whole new way to listen more to what others are truly wanting to communicate with you, its so much more direct than the verbal level. Awesome insight.
    I have always seen others as a mirror: thank you for adding another dimension to this!
    Love what you share your insights from your personal trainer perspective: “how people transform through becoming one with their body.” I definitely observed this too when I did specific Body work with my clients.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. You are awesome! So looking forward to sharing more conversation with you very soon.
    Premakarini

  8. Premakarini says:

    Denise!
    So happy that you liked it + that you are here!
    Looking forward to checking out your book – congratulations! + blog more.

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8 Responses to What’s your body trying to tell you? Body whispering: 13 Body language + Intuition truths. 4 Adventures.

  1. Otiti says:

    You know, the body really does have a clear language all its own and we’re often far too busy to just listen or feel what it’s trying to tell us. Sometimes she has to scream before getting our attention. Wouldn’t it be great to check in with her so frequently that we become best bods? 😀

  2. Vladimir says:

    I just wander how did they estimate that number of thoughts a day. They invented some thought-counter machine? 🙂

  3. Premakarini says:

    LOL!! Yes, I know, the number does seem suspicious, right?! However, I have heard higher counts of closer to over a 100k. I tend to use the 60K example so as to not scare us too much! lol. I think its based on how many thoughts actually go through your mind {both conscious + subconscious} per minute, that makes some sense. I love to do this one meditation/exercise where you simply count your thoughts for 5 minutes, and then you see how your thought count lowers significantly + you can feel the difference – its great for when you want to slow down.

  4. Premakarini says:

    I know I have learned this lesson the hard way before I finally gave in + realized that I could just love my body the way it is + was feeling instead of trying to coerce it in other ways, lol. So good to read your latest post: got me all fired up for my next post where I will dive into this more + share what I have been learning… Its really interesting that we are on the same page emotionally. I know, too, of many others who are experiencing very similar emotions when it come to love so I am going to put it all into my next Tues post + see what happens!
    Its so wonderful, Otiti, that you are this in tune with your body!
    Thank you for all that you share with everyone here, Its always so insightful + empowering,
    Prema xo

  5. Thank you for using one of my talks in this wonderful post on the transparency and the body…I was only saying yesterday about how repressed our expression is and you can see it in everybody’s body……..we are talking mind body spirit and most people are bypassing the body and it is communicating this to us and we are not listening. Having been a Personal Trainer for many years I learnt so much about the body internally and out and observed people transform through becoming one with their body. As an Actor it’s all about body language, acting taught me to observe people, I love people watching.

    A great exercise for you all to start. Just start observing people, real simple and from their bodies allow the communication to flow. Observe how they move, how they react, what each body you pass is saying. You may not always be right and won’t have the ability to know, unless you spoke to every single person of course (that’s not going to happen) So just observe. The other person is you. We see in others what we don’t see in ourselves.

    Using other beings as the mirror for our own deepening of this wondrous experience is the simplest action we have at our fingertips.

    Words are the least form of communication yet we all use them without thinking. Time to be still and get real and tune into the body.

    What a vessel we have been gifted to walk this planet. Celebrate it, cherish it, love it, caress it, treat it, speak warmly and encourage it.
    You are worth it
    One love
    Simon

  6. I really love this article – I’ve had some interesting body things come up for me, esp when I’m not taking care of myself physically.

    Very timely – thank you!

    x Denise DT

  7. Premakarini says:

    Simon, you are so welcome! Thank you for creating such powerful conversations + sharing them with everyone. Its amazing how much they stay with you, continuing to provoke interesting ideas + insights even weeks after you hear them, they really are THIS powerful.
    Thank you for sharing this exercise with us. I wanted to play with it for a while before I replied to this so that I could share some words on my experience. It gives you a whole new way to listen more to what others are truly wanting to communicate with you, its so much more direct than the verbal level. Awesome insight.
    I have always seen others as a mirror: thank you for adding another dimension to this!
    Love what you share your insights from your personal trainer perspective: “how people transform through becoming one with their body.” I definitely observed this too when I did specific Body work with my clients.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. You are awesome! So looking forward to sharing more conversation with you very soon.
    Premakarini

  8. Premakarini says:

    Denise!
    So happy that you liked it + that you are here!
    Looking forward to checking out your book – congratulations! + blog more.