Body memory is a funny thing.
If you walk around in a cloud of hornets, expecting to be stung at any moment - you are basically having a panic attack. That is the body memory of anxiety.
We have all heard the expression “butterflies in the stomach”. That may be the most commonly experienced embodied state.
Every extreme or chronic emotional state, injury or other cause of pain and every day of fatigue due to chronic illness is going to turn into the unique embodied state you create in reaction to any experience of overwhelm. We all do it every day…
Take a moment to reflect on that. And here is a question to help you reflect; “Are you aware of the volume of distress and discomfort you carry around in your posture and how you breathe?”
We all do this ‘inner tension - outer persona’ dance that can literally take ov [...]