They were powerful, I could see that plain as day. But they weren’t powerful enough.
Because they were giving it away.
One had a case of the ‘I can’t’ when it was really just about ‘I can, if I modify.’
The other one, this is the one I want to talk about. The other one was giving away their power.
To the second grade teacher who made a comment about how much bigger she was than the other kids.
To an old boyfriend who was too embarrassed or afraid to be vulnerable during intimacy to embrace her body fully and instead was ‘grossed out’ by something totally normal.
By the parents who told her to cover up so she doesn’t look like a 21ut.
By the magazines and tv shows that told her she was too big or too small or to thin or too fat or too loud or too aggressive or too emotional or to simply KNOW HER PLACE in this space.
I see this manifest almost every day in her (collective) movement. (And yes, sometimes in his too.)
I see people trying to NOT take up the space they were given or literally paid for so they could take up that space for the purpose of getting stronger! More powerful!
You cannot achieve these goals when you do now use the space you have!
So that day, when I spoke to her. I showed her the form she was using. I helped her fix it and I told her, your form isn’t a physical issue. It’s an emotional one.
It was one of the biggest breakthroughs I’ve had a client have in a session.
She knows now, to her bones. She is allowed to and worthy of taking up space.
Her mind and her body depend on it. If she doesn’t, her body hurts from avoidant form and her heart aches with an emptiness she can’t name.
My Loves, TAKE UP YOUR SPACE and we all get the gift of who you truly deeply are!
The next round of Nourish to Flourish starts the eeek of January 15th! Join us for a revelatory season of growth and step into your power!
I am an Exercise Physiologist and mother of two lovely ladies. I love teaching my community about health and wellness and I love helping likeminded people implement natural solutions into their everyday lives.