self touch

🔥 COME BACK TO YOUR BODY 🔥

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Last week, I was on a podcast. We talked about so many things but one thing that stood out was how to get out of your head to come back to your body 💃🏽

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You might feel like you live in your head a lot, feeling frustrated with your body when you get ill. Or you might feel like you can’t trust your body, it’s not safe to be in your body so you’re better off making sense of things logically. 

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You have this beautiful vehicle, your body which allows you to move, feel all range of emotions, has a voice and it’s own wisdom. It remembers, it knows what it’s doing without us managing it, it’s truly a miracle.

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There are sooo many ways to come back to your body. I want to share few I use 🔥

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5RHYTHMS

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I’m super grateful I found this map of life really. It has 5 stages: flowing (like water), staccato (rhythmic movement), chaos (you loose your shit), lyrical (melodical I guess) and stillness (moving with stillness). You move your body through these phases, there is no choreography. You move through your emotions letting them flow into one another.

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5rhythms I go to nearly every Thursday - 

http://www.dancingtao.net/journeys/index.php?p=class1

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I realised 2 days ago this is amazing as well, Wednesdays - https://www.meetup.com/HOME-5-rhythms-ecstatic-dance/

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CHANTING

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I never got chanting up until 1-2 months when I started to get into it. I would have mornings where I wake up and feel deep loneliness. Chanting connected me back to myself within 5 minutes. It’s a powerful way to connect to your voice, your body and feel the vibrations move through your bodies. 

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Here’s the song I sing, Gayatri Mantra. Look up the lyrics and have fun ✨

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https://open.spotify.com/track/3fiZFD0BhU9LBGpkhxn4qJ…

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SENSUALITY

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This is simply, connecting with your senses, especially touch. One simple exercise you can do is to connect with the pleasure in your hands. Grab a pillow. Close your eyes and start caressing the pillow with your hands. Do that for 10 minutes without thinking too much. Have no expectations and see what happens 🙌🏼

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There is so much on this that it’s endless, here are some videos where you can learn about touch and wheel of consent by Betty Martin ✨

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https://bettymartin.org/videos/

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BREATHWORK

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We all breathe but not really. There are so many ways to do this but I lay down, take deep continuous breaths into my body. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale without pausing in between. It’s an incredible way to let go of old emotions, old memories, old beliefs. You don’t even need to know what you’re releasing. Your body’s wisdom is working it’s magic ✨

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I’m holding a breathwork journey next Thursday in East London, come join! 😍 

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https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3449780

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There are so many more embodiment practices.. Yoga, contact improv, parkour, pole dancing, circus arts (silks, rope, trapeze etc), martial arts (ji jitsu, muay thai, kickboxing etc), working out etc. 

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Try out few things and see which one works for you 😍❤️ I know that I’m not a fan of sitting down meditation for example and never fully got into yoga, but I know that I love dancing as a way to meditate ✨

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Which ones do you resonate the most? How do you connect to your body?

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Would love to hear in the comment below 💜

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Have a gorgeous weekend lovelies 😘

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🎼 Olafur Arnalds - Only the Winds