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Why Listening to your Body Matters to Health

“Please Turn Off your Phones before you cross the entrance”, was the little sign found at the doorstep of the therapist that my friend had recommended. I stood there turning off my phone meekly before I was greeted by a welcoming face. The reason I had ventured to book my fist therapeutic massage session was because of lower back pains due to long hours seated and an overall sense of tension and tiredness. The reference I was given for Erin, the welcoming therapist was that she could detect what was “going wrong with your body” with the only touch of her experienced hands and so I wanted to try it out and see what insight she could give me about my condition.

Those soothing and yet energetic hands ran through each and every muscle of my body providing instant relief to my daily tensions. “The lower back of your spine is a bit weak”, was her diagnosis. After finishing the session Erin gave me a little chat and homework to do: “The lower back area where you are having problems is related to the 2nd Chakra, the one that usually people think it is only related our sexual energy, but in fact it is also our center of creativity. Tell me, when was the last time you had some fun doing something you liked?” I went blank, there was so much work that I practically couldn’t relate anything to the word FUN. So I was given homework , to go home and do something I liked and would guarantee that I would have fun, I was also to create something weather it was painting, cooking, writing or just start something from scratch the most important thing was to CREATE something and enjoy it, to manifest and practice that long forgotten ability.

Although it felt ridiculous at first I did all my homework and needless to say I felt great! I rented all my favorite cartoons and laughed my heart out, then started planning my room’s makeover. So many of us work all day and all night for a living forgetting our most basic needs: to create and enjoy. I was one of those who didn’t have time for some fun until I experienced the results of blocking our energy flow.

After a few months of therapeutic massages and homework to strengthen and balance my other chakras, the signs of lower back pain improved and what was even better was that my recurrent vaginal infections ceased to be recurrent. I could see the link now, the second chakra rules your reproductive organs, which in turn create new life since it was blocked I was an easy target for health problems in those areas including those related to my lower back region.
It’s incredible how dedicating time to do the things you like and enjoy strengthens not only your self-esteem but also your energy centers which in turn strengthens your body.

Next time you feel doing something crazy just for the heck of it, just because you feel like it, don’t hesitate, just do it, and enjoy your creation. Now I don’t mind laughing out loud at jokes that nobody gets, I enjoy the warmth of the sun and the soothing sensation of a hot bath and I have the courage to dance naked in my apartment even though I have gained weight, anyone can look sexy if she learns how to move her humps in nice lingerie !

Just remember, by following your needs and listening to your body, you are contributing to the correct flow of energy to and from your chakras which in turn contributes to your overall health and well-being.