When we are not in touch with our bodies, we are not aware of the stress and tension that we are holding in our muscles and organs. Our unconsciousness about what is happening within us can lead to illness, pain and discomfort. We hold tension in our bodies because we are protecting ourselves from experiencing negative emotions such as fear. We block ourselves from feeling them by pushing thoughts that we do not want to face deep into our subconscious, where they fester and affect our lives in unanticipated ways.
By bringing our attention within our bodies, we become aware of what we are holding. We can then release our tension. We realize that our consciousness is not within our bodies, but that our bodies are within our consciousness.
Let's bring our awareness within.