Intense life experiences -such as emotional trauma, medical interventions, accidents, etc- not fully processed in the nervous system become energetic blockages in the tissues. These blockages affect our emotional range, physical posture and how much of our bodies we can feel or how embodied we are. Patterns of posture and tension are often related to habitual mental patterns and stories we hold about ourselves -‘No body loves me’, ‘I’m not worthy’, ‘I’m too fragile’ and so on. Many common ailments like anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, physical pain and destructive behaviors are a result of these undigested experiences and stories our body is holding on to. The body doesn’t lie or forget. It needs to be gently, lovingly and skillfully invited to create new connections and integrate the forsaken parts.