It’s easy in this day of machines, optimized productivity, and over-scheduling to start thinking of your body as a tool to get things done.  Let’s just imagine for a minute that your body is a friend.   What kind of relationship do you have with your body?  Do you listen to what it has to say?   Is your relationship about you getting what you want, at the expense of your friend?  How long would this relationship last if it were another person, say your spouse or best friend?

Your body is trying to tell you really important things all the time.  The information it has for you will help you stay healthy, productive, and happy.  If you don’t listen to its whispers, it will speak louder and louder until it gets your attention.  (As in disease or injury)  Your skill at listening and heeding the whispers coming from your body will determine your quality of life, as well as quantity of life.

Does this mean your body will rule your life?  No more than a good friend would.  A good relationship is about meeting in the middle, honoring, sharing dreams and goals, and having fun.  A good relationship is healthy for both friends.  Here are some ways to enhance your relationship with your body:

If you shift the perception of your relationship with your body from one of it being a tool you use to get what you want to one of a good friendship, I guarantee you will be rewarded beyond measure!


About the author: Stephanie Bish owns 'Blissful Body by Stephanie' in Ely, MN; also serving Babbitt, Virginia, Tower, and the Arrowhead Region.   As a Massage Therapist,  Structural Integrator, and Reiki Master Teacher, she enjoys guiding people on their path to well-being.

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