OUR BODY SHAPES WHO WE ARE
Q IS YOU guides you to experience how your posture and body language shape who you are.
Q IS YOU helps you realize that your body is the manifestation of a unique blend of Earth and Cosmic energies that make you you…YOUR VIBE. Good posture is more than body-alignment…it is a psycho-spiritual experience. Good posture and positive body language allow your vibe to flow powerfully into your consciousness and you feel good and think more clearly…about yourself and about life. “Feeling good” is the experience of feeling loved by Something Greater Than You yet is also a part of you…you are both human and divine. You feel both humble and powerful and this is the sensation of SELFLOVE. In this experience, you realize that loving your body and yourself is not something you have to try to convince yourself to do, but rather it is something you awaken to. Experiencing the Divine Truth, that you are not alone and are supported by, infused with, the energy of the Universe, you feel empowered to express your talents and gifts and create the healthy relationships and opportunities in life you deeply desire. You feel confident to venture into the unknown to awaken to your destiny and fulfill your purpose…you feel confident to be who you truly want to be. You love yourself and you get a kick out of who you are.
Q IS YOU helps you make the realization that loving your body is critical to loving yourself is critical to loving others is critical to loving the planet…and living your best life.
BODYLOVE, SELFLOVE, OTHERLOVE, PLANETLOVE
WHO ARE YOU? WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Have you ever caught your reflection walking by a storefront window and thought, “Oh god, I look awful. I look so cranky and serious. That’s not who I am, is it?” You realize that you don’t look or feel very feminine. And instinctively, you stand taller, take a deep breath and open your heart, and smile? You not only look much, much better, you feel much better. And if you pay attention, you notice your crankiness and self-doubt begin to dissolve.
YET, most of us let this sense of calm confidence and good energy be a fleeting moment rather than a way of life, rather than our way of being.
Compelling research by Sian Beilock at the University of Chicago and Amy Cuddy at Harvard University tells us that our body shapes how we think and feel. Unfortunately, most of us are in a negative cycle of bad body language and bad moods. And with all our IT devices, our slouching seems to be getting worse and our moods darker. Our bad backs are becoming a major national health care crisis and huge business expense. However, the good news is that if we improve our posture, our body interrupts this negative physical/emotional cycle and turns it in a positive direction: realigning our bones realigns our energy centers and we feel waves of positive vibrations flow into our consciousness. Feeling better physically, we feel better emotionally and mentally. Our self-esteem rises and our perspective becomes brighter. We are lifted up out of our “poor me” victim-mood and feel happier, think smarter, and look better. We are more creative and productive. And it happens instantly too.
Q IS YOU primarily points to the experience that these good-feeling sensations are spiritual as well as psychological. Quantum physics, metaphysical work, Chinese medicine, and the ancient Science of Yoga teach us about the chakra-channels of our body through which life-force AND spiritual energies flow…this is your sacred power. This is your LOVE-Vibe. Tadasana (good posture) is the essential pose of yoga and is the foundation on which all yoga poses build–supporting our energy to flow fully. Good Posture is the quintessential body/mind/spirit pose of everyday life and is the foundation on which we sustain our most healthy and powerful self. It is our “presentation” to the world of the woman that we are.
Q IS YOU helps us realize that when we slouch we congest our Heart-Chakra, the energy center in our body where Earth and Cosmic vibrations blend. Shifting into and maintaining good posture and positive body-language allows these vibrations to merge in a balanced, healthy way and then flow powerfully through us into our consciousness. We awaken to our Divine Feminine nature, our True Self. LOVE becomes our State of Being…and we have the greatest realization of all…that what we thought Love was, was nothing more than emotion used to control ourselves and others. As such, it created only drama and suffering. We now understand that LOVE is who we are and the way we respond to Life that creates peace and connection.
Good Posture keeps our Heart Chakra open.
It is quite remarkable to think that our body shapes our perspective and outlook. As the science of Somatics expresses it…”our posture shapes who we are and who we are shapes our posture.” This author expresses it this way—our body is the vessel of our sacred Being and how our Body is aligned hinders or enhances our energy flow helping us be more or less aware of our True Self. This energy flow influences our emotions and thoughts, our Beliefs, which of course influences our Behavior, which of course influences who we Become. Standing in Tadasana, in good posture, we find mental and emotional balance and feel intrinsically motivated to change our life and take better care of ourselves. Standing tall, with our heart open and a gentle smile we have tapped into our “inner knowing”…breathing fully we are treating ourselves with respect…and as a result we treat others and the planet with the same. Our good posture helps us feel Love energy and so we think more loving thoughts and our behavior expresses Love. Standing tall we become the sacred sovereign, the Divine Feminine. We become the Being and Behavior of LOVE–receptivity, kindness, compassion, nurture, softness, flow, connection, cooperation and calm.
IT’S UP TO YOU.
Are you a drama-queen or the Divine Feminine?
Put in more profound terms, we are “the created of Creation” and as such we have the power to create and manifest. It is up to us to decide what we want to create. This is “free will.” We can continue to strive to create our Ego’s desires for “material abundance–fame, fortune, and power” and struggle to control Life, to control situations and others. And as women, we can continue to feel oppressed and thus be resentful. Or we can become more conscious, stand tall, and take responsibility to admit that this way of being does not fulfill our soul. Being our small-minded, closed-hearted self, who depends upon another and material things to make us happy, to make us feel important, creates only drama–confusion, tension, disharmony, struggle and illness: nothing productive or creative. We need to admit that this is dysfunctional and unhealthy. And it makes us look awful. We love drama…and you have to ask yourself “why.” And the answer: it is an addiction of our Ego. Continue to slouch or stand tall? It’s up to you.