Did you know that every feeling and thought that you have embodies itself physically in some way, form or shape? This is because your body is constantly releasing different chemicals which are based on your current mood – stress hormones when you feel anxious, and endorphin, dopamine, and serotonin when you are happy.
There is an undeniable connection between your body and your mind. When you have an optimistic view of the world, your body is, in turn, healthier and you radiate from within. On the other hand, if you are under stress or you have constant destructive thoughts, you may be prone to lead a rather unhealthy lifestyle and your body will feel the consequences as well.
Every experience and emotion you have is stored in the cell memory of your body. Therefore, every unresolved wound or a childhood trauma will manifest itself in your life again and again until you finally heal them.
If you are experiencing some inexplicable pain or uneasiness throughout your body, and you know that it is not because of a physical activity or illness, then it might be your body’s way of trying to tell you something. And you should listen to it.
Here’s what every type of pain reveals about your emotional and mental health.
1. PAIN IN YOUR HEAD
Pain in your head that comes in the form of headaches and migraines are usually caused by being over-stressed. So, take some time to relax. Practicing yoga and meditation can help you too.
2. PAIN IN YOUR NECK
If you experience a disturbing pain in your neck, it means that you don’t forgive others easily. You don’t forgive even yourself for that matter. Instead of holding grudges, try to be more loving and forgiving to others. They are only human.
3. PAIN IN YOUR SHOULDERS
Pain in your shoulders is a serious indicator of a heavy emotional burden that is inside you. Perhaps from there comes the expression ‘shouldering a problem.’ You should try and be proactive in solving this problem. Find out the reason behind your emotional burden and try to eliminate it step by step.
4. PAIN IN YOUR UPPER BACK
Pain in your upper back indicates feelings of a lack of emotional support. You probably feel unwanted and unloved by someone you care about. Try to express clearly your feelings to them to get the support you need.
5. PAIN IN YOUR LOWER BACK
Pain in your lower back manifests your fears about money and your financial security. If you are feeling unsatisfied with your job for quite some time, it might be a time for a change or asking for a raise.
6. PAIN IN YOUR ELBOWS
Pain in your elbows shows your unwillingness to change anything in your life. Stiff arms mean a stiff life. It won’t hurt to shake things up a little bit, don’t you think?
7. PAIN IN YOUR HANDS
If you experience pain in your hands, it means that you are not reaching out to people in the way you are supposed to. You should try to make new friends, have a lunch with your colleagues, and start building new connections.
8. PAIN IN YOUR HIPS
Pain in your hip means that you are too afraid to move on and change something in your life. You are also very careful and cautious when it comes to making a decision. You should light up a little bit.
9. PAIN IN YOUR KNEES
Pain in your knees is a sign of a big ego. You are probably thinking very highly of yourself. This is not a bad thing per se, but you should be careful to not get egotistical and hurt the feelings of others. Try humbling up a little.
10. PAIN IN YOUR CALVES
Calf pain is a sign of jealousy, stress, or emotional tension. It may be a high time for you to regain your self-confidence and let go of everything that causes you stress.
11. PAIN IN YOUR ANKLES
Experiencing pain in your ankles means that you need more pleasure in your life. So, don’t forget to pamper yourself and enjoy the little things in life.
12. PAIN IN YOUR FEET
Foot pain might mean that you are struggling with depression. Try to understand the cause of your depression and then take action to fight it. The process is not easy, but there are many things that you can do to help yourself – trying a new hobby or maybe adopting a pet. Everything that makes you happy will work.