It was not so long ago that I hated my body. I hated the way I looked, I hated the way I felt and I hated that I couldn't do the things that I wanted to do. It's like the plumber with the leaky tap.......the health practitioner with a broken body.
One of the things I learnt while looking for answers was that patterns are created in our body that are a result of patterns in our brains, or neural networks. And, in very simple terms, these patterns can either create health or illness.
So, in order to change from injury, illness and disease we must break these patterns and create new ones. For example, if your pattern is to sit in front of your computer all day in a slouched position and with your legs crossed, that will create a pattern that some muscles get shortened and tight and this will pull on joints and cause a disruption in the normal movement of that joint. This is not obvious to you until you start to feel pain in your lower back or mid back.
Or, for example, your pattern may be to have a chocolate bar any time you get stressed or bored. This loads your liver and your gut, continuing to weaken these organs and over time, you put on weight, feel bloated and you cannot sustain your energy.
We know now from loads of research in neuroscience that your brain has the ability to change at any time. That means, you have the ability to change those patterns at any time.
I believe the first step to changing a pattern is first to recognise it. That means you must tune in to your body. Just like you tune into a radio frequency specific to a station, tune into the channel that is specific to your body. Listen to what it is saying. At first this may take a little extra time and a little extra attention, but like anything, with practice it becomes easier.
The second step to changing a pattern to identify exactly what you need to change. Is it the environment, eg change the computer set up, or is it something internal, like you need to stretch and move more regularly. Once you identify exactly what it is you need to change, the solutions will become easy.