Listening to your body

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Your body is communicating with you all the time. Are you listening? See what changes for you when you start paying attention - and use the wisdom of the body to assist you in making choices!

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  • Hello Nancy, your slide show resonates soothing comfort to heighten self awareness.
    The quiet conscience is a resting place i call 'TRUTH' in one's soul. If one greets & befriends it's pure, holly & divine with endless blessings. Thank you for sharing. varouj
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  • Hi Nancy, I think the payoff at the end would have been a picture of Ireland. I'd already gone there!

    Kaylen Bennett
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  • Nancy:
    I loved this presentation because it got me involved doing the exercises. Music added the perfect background - not distracting. Your words were informative and gently guided the viewer through the presentation. Well done.

    Tara Kachaturoff
    Michigan Entrepreneur TV
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  • I noticed when I watched this that I was holding tension in jaw and shoulders. Thanks for the tip. Interesting to use one simple background. I think having lots of different backgrounds would have made it difficult to relax. Clever!
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  • Hi Nancy, That method of getting people to do exercises was good. The simple background and the fast paced addition of small numbers of words worked well. For me the link to what you do, or the compelling reason to contact you at the end, was missing. You last slide just said 'author' to me.

    Linda Schaumleffel
    PowerBrainFitness.com
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Listening to your body

  1. 1. Listening to your body
  2. 2. Listening to your body Do you hear it’s wisdom?
  3. 3. Listening to your body Do you hear it’s wisdom? Nancy Farris, Life Coach
  4. 4. Listening to your body Do you hear it’s wisdom? Nancy Farris, Life Coach
  5. 5. Do you know
  6. 6. Do you know what your body
  7. 7. Do you know what your body is trying to tell you?
  8. 8. Why do you care?
  9. 9. For example, your body tells you
  10. 10. For example, your body tells you when you’re hungry
  11. 11. For example, your body tells you when you’re hungry when you’re tired
  12. 12. For example, your body tells you when you’re hungry when you’re tired when you’re thirsty
  13. 13. For example, your body tells you when you’re hungry when you’re tired when you’re thirsty When you’re angry
  14. 14. For example, your body tells you when you’re hungry when you’re tired when you’re thirsty When you’re angry when you’re happy
  15. 15. How would you know
  16. 16. How would you know how to
  17. 17. take care of yourself… How would you know how to
  18. 18. … without your body’s signals? take care of yourself… How would you know how to
  19. 19. Once you start “listening”
  20. 20. Once you start “listening” you’ll begin to notice many other things
  21. 21. Once you start “listening” you’ll begin to notice many other things your body has to tell you.
  22. 22. Use what you discover
  23. 23. Use what you discover to help you make decisions.
  24. 24. You will find yourself
  25. 25. … making supportive decisions You will find yourself
  26. 26. … making supportive decisions You will find yourself easily and clearly.
  27. 27. Sounds pretty magical, yes?
  28. 28. So how do you do this “listening?”
  29. 29. You start to “listen”
  30. 30. You start to “listen” by simply beginning
  31. 31. You start to “listen” by simply beginning to notice what’s happening in your body
  32. 32. You start to “listen” by simply beginning to notice what’s happening in your body in any moment
  33. 33. Let’s do some simple exercises
  34. 34. Let’s do some simple exercises to start developing your awareness!
  35. 35. To begin, be seated
  36. 36. To begin, be seated in a comfortable position...
  37. 37. Take a couple of deep breaths to relax.
  38. 38. Now, place your attention on the muscles around your jaw
  39. 39. … create tension in your jaw Now, place your attention on the muscles around your jaw
  40. 40. … create tension in your jaw Now, place your attention on the muscles around your jaw and notice the sensation
  41. 41. … create tension in your jaw Now, place your attention on the muscles around your jaw and notice the sensation when the muscles around your jaw are tense.
  42. 42. Now relax your jaw, and just notice the difference between
  43. 43. Now relax your jaw, and just notice the difference between tense jaw muscles
  44. 44. Now relax your jaw, and just notice the difference between tense jaw muscles and relaxed jaw muscles.
  45. 45. Okay, now let’s experiment with your shoulders.
  46. 46. tense your shoulders for a few seconds.
  47. 47. Notice how that tension engages surrounding muscles as well.
  48. 48. Notice how that tension engages surrounding muscles as well. You may even find your back slouching, too.
  49. 49. Next, take a deep breath
  50. 50. straighten your spine Next, take a deep breath
  51. 51. straighten your spine Next, take a deep breath and hold your head upright.
  52. 52. Keeping your spine straight,
  53. 53. Keeping your spine straight, allow your shoulders to just relax.
  54. 54. Notice the contrast between
  55. 55. Notice the contrast between relaxed shoulders
  56. 56. Notice the contrast between and tense shoulders relaxed shoulders
  57. 57. Again, notice how changes in your shoulders
  58. 58. affect surrounding muscles Again, notice how changes in your shoulders
  59. 59. Let’s try one more…
  60. 60. … this time we’ll focus on the belly. Let’s try one more…
  61. 61. Start out by
  62. 62. Start out by tensing your belly
  63. 63. Start out by as if someone has just tensing your belly
  64. 64. Start out by as if someone has just tensing your belly punched you in the gut.
  65. 65. Feel the tension and
  66. 66. Feel the tension and notice what happens to your breathing
  67. 67. Now, allow your belly to expand
  68. 68. Now, allow your belly to expand as you take a deep breath,
  69. 69. Now, allow your belly to expand as you take a deep breath, and just relax.
  70. 70. How does relaxing your belly
  71. 71. How does relaxing your belly effect your breathing?
  72. 72. How does your body feel
  73. 73. How does your body feel when your belly is relaxed?
  74. 74. How does your body feel vs. when your belly is relaxed?
  75. 75. How does your body feel when your belly is tense vs. when your belly is relaxed?
  76. 76. Continue to practice
  77. 77. Continue to practice being aware of your body
  78. 78. Continue to practice and you will begin to being aware of your body
  79. 79. Continue to practice and you will begin to being aware of your body appreciate your body’s wisdom.
  80. 80. Pay attention to what you are doing
  81. 81. Pay attention to what you are doing when you feel tension
  82. 82. Pay attention to what you are doing or a sensation of being relaxed. when you feel tension
  83. 83. What is
  84. 84. What is your body trying to tell you?
  85. 85. Keep “listening”
  86. 86. Keep “listening” and being curious…
  87. 87. Keep “listening” … and you will begin to know and being curious…
  88. 88. Keep “listening” … and you will begin to know and being curious… what your body is telling you.
  89. 89. Follow that guidance
  90. 90. And you will start to notice
  91. 91. And you will start to notice the magic
  92. 92. And you will start to notice the magic around you.
  93. 93. Listening to your body Thank you for watching
  94. 94. Listening to your body Do you hear it’s wisdom? Thank you for watching
  95. 95. Listening to your body Do you hear it’s wisdom? Thank you for watching Music provided by http://incompetech.com/
  96. 96. By Nancy Farris, Life Coach http://yourmagicallife.com Author of Touching the Magic Within
  97. 97. By Nancy Farris, Life Coach http://yourmagicallife.com Author of Touching the Magic Within
  98. 98. To learn 4 simple practices for creating Your Magical Life, visit http://yourmagicallife.com/joy_gift.html and claim your free copy of Touching the Magic Within mini-ecourse
  99. 99. To learn 4 simple practices for creating Your Magical Life, visit http://yourmagicallife.com/joy_gift.html and claim your free copy of Touching the Magic Within mini-ecourse

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