Talithia Williams has an amazing Ted Talk that I included below. She talks from personal experience about a phenomenon that is well documented in research and common sense! Our body’s know what they need, and they know what they are doing. We just need to learn to listen.
I have posted before about mindfulness techniques that help individuals practice listening to their bodies. Talithia talks about using biological data to help us listen. I find this idea amazing, because with the ever-present technologies in our life (fit bits, cellphones, health apps, etc.) we have a greater ability to record our body’s data than ever before. While you are beginning your mindfulness training this data is a great way to access information a little more easily.