Today I read this in one of my daily readings from Melody Beattie's Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul: "Our bodies act like sponges—they can soak up healing energy or they can absorb and trap the negative energy of stress and tension."
says that when we really connect with our bodies, we will notice the
tension right away. Each of us has different places of our body where
tension tends to gather and get stored. Mine is my neck/shoulder/upper
back area. Yours might be your arms. Or your legs. Or perhaps your head,
which you'll recognize by frequent headaches.
says that once we recognize that tension, we can find ways to relax and
let go of the stress—ways that are just right for us. Perhaps you have a
yoga practice. Or meditation, therapeutic massage, reflexology, healing
touch, visualization or even exercise that removes the tension from
your body. Whatever helps you—give yourself that gift. It's a good way
to love yourself and exhibit self-care. Your body will soak up that
healing energy. That won't only help you—it will make a difference to
all those with whom you have contact!