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Healing Life and Lungs After Covid – Part 3

Saturday, November 18, 2023 3:19 PM

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December 5, 2022 by Betsy Thomason

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Appreciate Your Body

To establish a solid commitment to healing, start with an appreciation of your body. Love your body unconditionally, as you would a two-year-old. It is yours to nourish and nurture.

Recognize the fact that your body deserves total respect for its responsiveness—positive and negative—and its resilience. The brain, which sits on top of the body as though it is in total charge, would like to convince you other­wise, but actually, the body’s true brain, called the enteric nervous system, is in the gut. So, when you have “a gut feeling,” it is your sensible gut speaking—and you must listen.

The skirmish between brain and body in­telligence often takes place in the neck. If you have trouble swallowing or speaking, or if your neck is stiff, that’s your body screaming at you. Listen and figure out the message.

You will realize you love your body when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and acknowledge your admiration for your beautiful body. Have fun with it! Remember that while you are not actually your body, your body is the home of your soul and spirit and allows you to be on earth and recognizable as an individual. So, go ahead and admire your body. This can provide motivation for daily self-care.