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Tuning into the Gut

Updated: May 26, 2022


What is your body telling you right now? How grounded do you feel? Where are you carrying your stress?

Wake up your senses

  • Smell – Turn on the fragrance by enjoying lotions or candles that are fragrant.

  • Taste – Savor the taste by eating slowly and enjoying the flavors.

  • Touch – Turn on physical touch by exercising, enjoying a massage, or hitting the dance floor.

  • See – Wake up to the beauty around your by enjoying a nature walk or a beautiful sunset.

  • Listen – Clue into your body by listening to your breath as you inhale and exhale.

Move to Action

The best way to connect with your body is by moving to action. The gut center considers action first when making a decision. As we move toward action, we sense areas of tension or find freedom in moving forward.

As you seek to tune into your gut, move toward action and see what your gut is telling you. Are you moving toward a yes or a no? Is your body holding stress or tension that may be a clue to how you really feel or what you already know deep inside?

An opportunity to reflect

  • When do you find yourself “trusting your gut?” What does this look like for you?

  • Has your intuition been wrong before? How has it led you astray?

  • What stress or tension have you been holding in your body? What do you need to do in order to release it?

An opportunity to grow

  • Pick an activity or two from the list above to incorporate into life over the next week.

  • Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage to work out any areas of tension.

Related resources

  • Check out The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness and Connection Through Embodied Living by Hillary L. McBride (not intended as an endorsement)

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