October 16, 2012

Why Your Mind & Body Are Not Separate: Emotional Energy Centers of the Body.


Your mind and body aren’t two separate entities. They work together in a symbiotic relationship. This isn’t news to anyone, right?

We talk about feeling things in “our guts.” We talk about a lump in our throat when we are upset. Our daily language illustrates this, but how often do we ignore what our bodies are telling us?

This graphic is one depiction of some of the places in our bodies that emotions get stuck or stored. I find as a massage therapist, that each person is unique, and that while there are patterns, each body has its own way of making sense of things.

While I don’t believe that every disease and ailment is a result of emotional distress, it’s always worth taking a second look at what’s going on internally when you notice chronic pain patterns in your body.


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yogacalm Mar 16, 2019 8:39am

The person writing this is basing her perceptions of the body on fear and separation, and a rather puerile look at the wisdom of the body/mind. This is false , limiting and very very sad. The body and mind are extraordinary , and can find seeds of hope and possibility in just about any corner. I prefer to see the body/mind connection as an exploration of finding the divine in all aspects even the difficult places, and remembering our divine nature. A very depressing and disrespectful look at all the body does for us.

Mark LaPorta Mar 1, 2019 6:15am

overall, good to be aware of the idea, HOWEVER,
The more one tries to codify a complex system, the more nuance is lost.
Another translation:
The more specific we describe, the more inaccurate we become; the more likely to be wrong.

Don’t believe everything that you think.

Whoa! Where did all the good stuff go!!?? — GOOD QUESTION!

and this is crude esoteric ideas …
you can do both: love yoga and love science … — see below

visit the Bioenergetics Analysis Association site: http://www.bioenergetic-therapy.com/index.php/en/ It is extensive depth therapy and emcompasses everything Kate mentions in her article — OK a source for what’s been repeated; doesn’t change anything?

My version of “cognitive behavioral” (I’m not selling!) is TEAMWORK. Starting with the individual.

Chiel Oct 8, 2015 7:09am

Whoa! Where did all the good stuff go!!??

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