This post was originally published at Recovery Warriors — just click the image above or the link at the bottom to read the full post at the Recovery Warriors website.
I am passionate about mind + body integration not just for eating disorder recovery, but for everyone. Just as shallow materialism is not a healthy balance (too much focus on physical appearance and possessions), neither is intellectualism (too much focus on cognitive realm and analysis.)
Being “embodied” means living as the whole person that you are, where mind, body, and spirit are a connected, collaborative system.
As you’re learning to reconnect with your body, it will be helpful to use specific practices (exercises) that promote physical grounding. Once you are more practiced, often all it takes is a conscious decision to be more fully present in your body. But you first have to be mindful enough to recognize when you’re NOT present and connected.
With this in mind, I’ve listed 6 simple grounding techniques that will help you reconnect with your body.