Movement Unedited
Episode 6

Use Your Body to Solve Problems When Your Mind Can't

Alyse Speyer published on

Movement is a powerful force that allows us to even solve problems when our minds cannot. There are trillions of living cells that make up you. In essence, there is an entire colony of living things that rely on you for life. When we have 60,000 thoughts a day, it's difficult to pay attention to the quiet voices that exist inside our body. That's where movement comes in. Sometimes, we just need to move our bodies to allow our heads to quiet down and simply be with the discomfort that your body is experiencing.

How to use your inner body to solve problems

Step 1: When you notice yourself obsessing over a problem. Stop and get up. Change your environment.

Step 2: Move. Shake. Wiggle. Shout. Wrinkle your face. Allow yourself to simple move your body in ways that you don't normally move. Don't judge yourself and move with intention.

Step 3: Sit down and take a three deep breaths.

Step 4: When you've finished moving. Take out a pen and a piece of paper and allow yourself to write. Let it free flow and commit to the practice. Do not read what you write. 

This process allows for space in the body and in the mind. You'll find that in a few hours you will have more clarity on the issue that you are facing. Keep moving and breathing with intention. Getting out of your head takes practice. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't work out right away. Sometimes, we are so blocked in our bodies that it takes a few times of doing this for release to come out and for us to really connect more dots and more patterns.

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