From Intention to Regular Practice
Over the last few blogs, I’ve introduced you to some concepts for eating disorder recovery and healing. These practices stem from:
- My personal experience
- The way I engage with clients
- And the presentation I gave this past May at the NEDIC conference: Moving Body Acceptance Off of the Mat and Into the World
In Part I of this series, we talked about creating a space of safety for healing. And in Part II, we cultivated a heartfelt intention to keep us rooted in our journey. Finally, here in Part III, I will take you through a guided relaxation where we’ll combine all learnings from this 3-part Body Acceptance series.
Can Stillness Bring Change?
I firmly believe so. Prior to discovering the practice of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, I used to believe change came from constantly moving > striving > doing stuff. Even in my ED recovery I felt I needed to check off the “tick boxes” of the supposed steps in recovery. But now, I realize personal growth and change is not so linear. And lying dormant isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes the most profound changes come from being still and getting in touch with the deepest part of ourselves – very slowly and thoughtfully.
Enter: The Practice
“There is a part of you that is whole, healthy and not needing to be fixed.”
~ Richard Miller, psychologist and founder of iRest
I believe becoming more accepting of your body means practicing it, regularly. And I don’t want you to waste one more minute in theory! So I’m going to leave this 30-minute guided relaxation right here for you to explore, on your own time, in your own healing space.
Let us know how it goes! <3 ?