Our Body + Emotions

Emotional and psychological pain — in fact all emotional learning — is held in our bodies, recorded on our vast, interrelated neural networks. This is why, when we’re scared, anxious, or angry, we have physical reactions like muscle tension, stomach churning, shortness of breath, head pounding, and aching backs. Both negative and positive emotions are corporal; we experience them in our bodies. Until we honestly confront and work through our deeper truths, our bodies will hold us responsible for what we can’t “remember.” --Tian Dayton