Pain is both physical and emotional.
Stress, lifestyle and chronic illness can create pain cycles that are never ending.
Perhaps you have pain and struggle to get moving and then…
You consider the idea of moving… As you begin to think of what movement to take you start to imagine the pain.
Your body goes into fight or flight mode and you begin to physically manifest and/or increase the intensity of your physical pain.
You feel discouraged and lack the motivation to move.
You never leave the couch.
You repeat this cycle.
Pain creates an emotional response or pain some may identify it as depression, sadness or anxiety. Others might express through anger, withdrawal or bitterness toward their condition.
In the book The Body Keeps Score, we see so many examples of how trauma makes its home in our bodies and finds ways to manifest during our times of illness or injury. Many of the conditions we experience can be exacerbated by these underlying traumas and coping methods from our past.
Working on rebalancing our endocannabinoid system can help us work through some of the issues affecting us by healing the root cause.
Books can be found: bit.ly/kushshop
Simple ways to begin moving even when experiencing emotional pain and physical pain is to BREATHE.
I encourage you all to find binaural beats on youtube or check out my earlier sound meditation videos on this page. Here’s one to get you started.
Listen with both earbuds in and just breathe. Let the sound and the breath work through you.
What is the emotional pain you experience due to the physical pain you are in?