As we move through our daily routines, we are confronted with different degrees of stress and anxiety. The mind and body are connected, and if there is an imbalance, your body will speak to you. Psychological stress causes this imbalance, a resistance to the flow of energy in the body, resulting in muscle tension.
We all receive and react to mind emotions differently, and to everything that happens in life. Stress, anxiety, fear, worry, even excitement, are all mind emotions that can create chronic conditions to the body. It’s the body that houses this tension, and where this tension resides.
Where do you house your mind tension? Listed below are a few hiding places you may not even think of:
- Your face – mouth, cheeks, eyes, and jaw
- You throat
- Your neck and shoulders (most common)
- Your chest
- Your fingers, hands, and arms
- Your back
- Your belly
You may experience different types of aches and pains, in various parts of your body; such as muscle stiffness, spasms or twitching. These symptoms can vary in intensity from mild to severe. It’s a stress response and your body’s way of protecting you.
Pain and pressure are the indicators that something’s not quite right, which can have an effect not only on your body but your entire nervous system. Pay attention, become aware of your body as it speaks to you. It’s important that you learn and understand the root cause of the tension. Only then can you address it, and correct it. It’s all about balance.
Next week we will explore different ways to help you release tension, and regain mind and body balance, helping you to move freely and with ease.
Consult your primary care physician or a chiropractor for any medical related advice ~
. ~ Jill Lee, Ph.D. ~