Have you been ignoring your body intelligence?

Have you been ignoring your body intelligence?

As the entire world is digitally connected people are becoming more aware of their health and well being by learning new information from the internet. To gain better health people try and test almost every newly launched product in the market. some people religiously and blindly follow those whoever says that they can help them regain health. This article is to explain how your own body intelligence can help you regain health.

Don’t let these so-called diet gurus blur your vision and prevent you from seeing the greater truth. Your body has its own inbuilt intelligence. Your body has the innate ability to turn food into nutrition and send the required nutrients to various organs of the body through blood. Your body has been evolved itself from one single cell. When you get sick, your body has the ability to heal; to fight against the sickness. So you can imagine how powerful your body is.

Unfortunately, in all the hustle and bustle of mundane life, we get disconnected from our own body. We lose faith in the body’s intelligence because other people constantly giving us wrong information. As a result, we miss the subtle signals which our bodies give from time to time to alert us whether about any malfunction in any part of the body or if we are eating the wrong food.

We corrupt its natural system. Moreover, worse things happen when we trust those people whose studies of bodies has started with books and dead ones. They learn mostly on dead beings and then do experiments with the alive ones. We don’t trust the experience of our bodies which has the experience of so many ages, rather, we believe in others who have just seen our bodies for the first time.

To add fuel to the flame, there is so much information on the internet that you get into a vicious trap of reading many things and do a self-inflicted trial and error with your sacred body. You make the situation worse For eg, someone suggests you drink a lot of water because our body is made up of approximately 70% water, but they forget to tell you that every person’s need of water can be different.

By drinking more water than YOUR requirements you can imbalance the salt, sugar and water levels in your body. And even excessive water intake can lead to water poisoning in severe cases.

You can stay healthy by eating seasonal fruits and vegetables which are economical too. But you will find plenty of information on how those unseasonal expensive foods can do wonders with your body. You are more likely to follow these due to the unawareness of the fact that information is served to you to increase their profits and not to improve your health.

Agriculture primarily happened to feed humans. Now all of a sudden this need arose to cultivate healthy foods. We are constantly being fed all these lies and false information. Needless to say, we all believe this without verifying the authenticity of this information. Many times it is also not feasible to measure the authenticity of the information.

The benign truth of your body has been taken away; which is that your body is an intelligent and complete mechanism in itself. We interfere with it’s working by pushing efforts from outside which is the result of our fear. We happen to deny and question the abilities of our bodies.

Another truth is that every human body is unique. It has its own nutritional requirements, reactions to different foods and own unique mechanism. We can know all this by connecting with our body at the inner core. Your body can tell everything you need to know to stay healthy and take care of your body.

The decision is yours as you want to believe your body’s intelligence or want to go with other option of telling another person about your body and then believe his judgment of your body.

Your body is intelligent enough to know as to when to eat, what to eat, when to sleep, when to get up, when and how much exercise is required for its proper functioning. Majority of times you ignore the subtle signals your body sends to you. For eg, when you feel hungry, you prefer to work. When your body needs sleep, you want to watch TV.

When your body needs rest, you get indulged in exercise. Your body has its own clock for everything. If you practice eating your meals every day at the same time for some days, you will notice that your body will feel hungry at that same time. If you wake up at the same time every day for some days consecutively, you will get up at the same time even if someday you happen to sleep late at previous night by chance.

The brain takes care of all the functions of your body. It is working round the clock without your knowledge even while you are asleep. It is brain who does all the repairs in your body of the general wear and tear that happens due to your activities. Your brain will guide you as to what to do about your body.

If there’s any problem either it will fix it or it will let you know. How? With the help of your instincts. Try to look out for the subtle hints that your body provides. Your brain has been supervising your body’s growth and mechanism since the first cell was developed. The problem starts happening when you obstruct your brain by focusing on outside things constantly.

You indulge your brain to be busy in a fast-paced lifestyle, your engaging work, obsessive social media activities, gathering numerous information from outside resources. Therefore you use the majority of your brain on mundane tasks and your brain isn’t left with enough energy to introspect and look after the body. Explore your body intelligence and trust your own instincts.

You can try this meditation which I call ‘Body meditation’. Sit and relax; or lay down and relax. start taking the deep and relaxed breath. Release the tension in your body. Let your body calm down. Now take your mind to different parts of your body. Let it inspect whether any fix needed. Your brain knows better than anyone else. Let your body intelligence look after your body. Don’t interrupt its functionalities. You will become healthier than ever.

Kia Singh

Kia Singh is an entrepreneur, spiritual seeker, writer, and life coach. She writes to convey her own life experiences which has inspired many in their life journey. In leisure time, Kia is found sticking to books or reading science research papers. You can reach her at [email protected]

2 Comments

3 fundamentals of human body – well-known yet neglected – Life-n-smile Posted on11:29 pm - February 27, 2019

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Steffani Posted on1:33 am - July 1, 2019

EVERYONE should read this post. Listening to your body sounds so easy but for most it’s hard to remind ourselves of. I totally agree that we can’t always listen to what we hear because one says this is good for you and another says it’s bad. It can be confusing and frustrating. Meditation truly helps with this. Also, everything in moderation.
Thank you for this!