2/7/2022 0 Comments
Trapped Emotions in the Body
Trapped Emotions in the Body
If you’ve ever been in an emotionally charged situation, you know that emotions can feel just as real as physical sensations. When you get scared, your heart races and you sweat; when you get angry, your face turns red and you clench your fists. Emotions have long been theorized to hold the same power over the body as physical sensations do—especially for people who tend to stuff their feelings by holding them inside without releasing them.
Trapped Emotions In the Feet
The feet are responsible for carrying your entire body weight, which is why they can be more susceptible to trapped emotions than other areas of your body. For instance, having a long day at work might leave you feeling tired and frustrated. Instead of dealing with those feelings directly, you may choose to give yourself a foot massage—but by doing so, you might be unknowingly preventing your true emotions from surfacing. Just as it’s important to talk about these feelings, it’s also helpful to spend time addressing them through things like talking, writing, or drawing to communicate your frustration. Just make sure you don’t confine these activities to your computer screen! Whether it’s doodling on a scrap piece of paper or penning down some thoughts in a journal, try making time for these activities at least once every couple weeks and share them with a person you trust. When used regularly, these practices will help keep bottled-up emotions out of physical form!
Trapped Emotions In The Arms
The stress and tension of repressed emotions can often cause neck and back pain, as well as pain and numbness in our arms. Some aches and pains feel like they’re just there, or we see them as a natural part of getting older. What we don’t realize is that many aches and pains are actually trapped emotions manifesting themselves through physical pain. When we refuse to acknowledge how we really feel, it creates stress; when we ignore what feels important to us it creates fear; when we block out what could make us happy (what you really want), it leaves emptiness and desperation. Over time, these kinds of unresolved feelings become heavy, like boulders strapped to our shoulders. This stress can physically manifest itself into inflammation or arthritis in any area of your body—your body has to carry all those rocks around wherever you go! And if left unchecked, these feelings may even develop into more serious issues like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Trapped Emotions In The Muscle
All of our feelings have a physical representation, and when we get overwhelmed by emotion—whether positive or negative—our muscles get tense. This increases muscle stress on our connective tissue (and our joints), which can cause them to inflame. When that happens, it’s like burning money; inflammation is an expensive process that puts your body at risk for things like poor circulation, diabetes, cancer, etc. But all hope is not lost! There are ways you can find relief from trapped emotions before they turn into disease.
Solutions To Releasing Stuck Emotion In The Body
Massage and yoga are excellent ways to release emotions. Oftentimes when people are confronted with stress or are working on something they get stuck. When I teach yoga, I recommend my students use certain postures that help them let go of their emotions. Also, it is important for people to slow down and enjoy their day-to-day activities because oftentimes they get into routines that require them to move at a fast pace which can cause them not to focus on what is going on around them. It’s good for people to stop every once in a while and take notice of how they feel emotionally. Yoga helps us feel our bodies because we are inside it all day long; just feeling where your body contacts things like chairs, couches etc., will allow you to observe your feelings better than if you weren’t doing these types of exercises.
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Hi! My name is Jill Ufer; Massage Therapist, Health Coach, and Energy Worker. Welcome to my blog, I hope my website will be a resource for you, inspiring you to live your best life!