How do you manage your pain and approach healing?
Do you experience recurring tension or pain? Do you feel you’ve got a handle on it as long as you stretch, get the help of a professional, or take a pain killer? What happens when you stop stretching, when you stop receiving help from a health practitioner, or stop taking pain medication?
Are you sick and tired of dealing with it but you don’t know what else to do?
Does it limit your life in some ways? Do you have to be careful about what you do from fear to trigger your pain? Does it affect your sleeping, make you grouchy sometimes, and does it definitely tune down your joy?
Recurring tension or pain is a sign of non-integrated functioning
If that scenario sounds familiar and it lingers or comes back no matter what you do, then you have been managing your tension or pain but you have not yet created the healing space necessary for it to clear. And believe me, you are not the only one suffering from recurring or ongoing tension or pain as a result of not knowing how to create healing space.
What is Integrated Functioning?
A car runs smoothly when all parts are working properly but you can tell when something is off and you get it checked and fixed by a professional mechanic as soon as possible. When your body runs smoothly and easily because all your body parts are working harmoniously together, you are experiencing “Integrated Functioning”. When something is off in the proper functioning of your body, you also feel it. If it is one of your organ, you feel out of sorts. If it is in your muscles or joints, you feel tension or pain.
Your body has an intelligence of its own and it communicates to you through these unpleasant sensations. They are some sort of warning signs that you are not functioning optimally as the integrated individual you are designed to be. Unfortunately, the more they are ignored or covered up, the bigger they get over time.
That’s why it’s important to listen and decode the message delivered by your tension or pain instead of focusing on making them disappear one way or the other.
Because you have been told so, you may believe that stretching, strengthening, massages, or other forms of treatments are the best answer to your challenges. They can help some. In fact, you may believe in them because you got some relief that way.
The thing is, without discovering the underlying mindset, movements or posture habits that are fueling your tension or pain, you are not likely to get lasting results, when you even get results. At best, you make your pain manageable for a while.
Now that you understand what’s going on:
If so, join me for my upcoming experiential workshop: Healing Chronic Tension or Pain, a Unique Way and experience what Integrated Functioning means in your own body!
No set of general tips is going to apply in all situations, so, allow me to provide a customized consultation for you. After carefully listening to what you are currently experiencing, I can help you understand the underlying sources of your discomfort or pain and together, we can clarify what approach would best work for you to get better and heal. To schedule such a consultation, click here: From Pain to Ease.
Until I hear from you, be well!:)
Cécile Raynor has been teaching for 30 years, published the Wise Way to Yoga as well as numerous articles, and she was featured several times both on TV and on an “Expanded Awareness” radio show. Her blog has been read by thousands of people in over 100 different countries. Her work is based on the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of Olympic athletes and famous performers. They swear by it because it allows them to perform at their best with optimal safety. Although it is now commonly used by everyone. She also created the Body Intelligence Activation Process™, a mind, body, heart and spirit work that affects her students in all aspects of their life as they experience increased wellbeing.
Cécile has been helping people with poor posture, chronic muscular tension and pain, joints issues and headaches reclaim their ease of movement, their natural good posture, and the joy and peace of mind brought by well-being. She has also been a mentor for many students interested in embodied and integrated personal growth.
Cécile can be reached by responding to this blog or by contacting her through her website: https://cecileraynor.com/