Bit of an odd one. Some piano music just appeared on Deezer and reminded me of something.
When I was seeing a therapist back in 2019, in the first 10 minutes of our first session we talked about trauma and healing. He mentioned that yoga has a really high success rate in assisting with releasing "locked up" trauma. The shit your nervous system keeps hold of like a coiled memory.
I remember walking back from my first yoga lesson, listening to this song and suddenly bursting into tears. 1/n
I guess I don't have a point. My therapist would be happy though, I slipped into an emotional place when that music came on and that's a good thing for a guy that used to spend far too much time as a hyper-vigilant guardian of his pack.
If anything, don't neglect your physical self when you're working on your emotional/mental self. The two are inextricably linked, from what you shove into your mouth to how you hold and move your body. Move your mind and body in unison.
And try yoga.
Great thread, Andy.
I've found that, with practice, the art of "just being" unwinds a lot of suppressed stuff for me - often quite gently.
@thelonius Cheers Tim. Makes sense. I suspect the trick is in the "just" part. At times I'm still trying too hard. I need to relax and let it flow naturally, kind of like it did earlier today.
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