I recently went to an appointment that changed my life.

I’m not kidding.

It was life changing because I now feel like a new woman – one that can achieve anything this year.

Before I go any further – incase you haven’t read my Reflecting on 2017 – Looking towards 2018 blog post, you’ll know that the last couple of months haven’t been the easiest for me.

I have had some really tough days, days where I’ve also felt really lost.

I know I promised you all that I would eventually update you on what went on, but I don’t think I’m ready just yet.

In the meantime, I’ve been using the month of January to heal and regain my confidence, which is why I booked myself in for a Kinesiology appointment – which turned out to be the appointment that changed my life and my direction.

Having heard about it from friends and others in the health and wellness industry, I’ve been wanting to try kinesiology for a very long time. And it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago when I was feeling extremely lost with life; that I decided to book in for my first session.

Also, before I tell you any more –  this is not a paid post, and I was not invited to try this session either. I am simply sharing this experience with you because it was a truly life changing experience for me.

What is kinesiology?

To be honest, I was a little skeptical about it all at first.

Kinesiology is a method used to obtain muscle feedback and body awareness that can clear blockages in your body and help reduce stress and pain, which can also improve performance in all areas of your life promoting good health and well-being.

Kinesiology works with the energy in your body and taps into the body to allow it to heal itself. It also works with all aspects of our lives – emotional, physical and nutritional and it can give you results that can really change your life.

What exactly happens at a kinesiology session and why was it so life changing for me?

When I arrived at my appointment, I was required to fill out a pretty lengthy medical and personal history questionnaire. This also gave me a chance to consider which areas of my life I wanted to work on, and what I wanted to get out of the session.

For me – I was wanting to gain more clarity about life, and to learn about how my mind and body want’s to work, how it’s feeling, and what I can do to make it truly happy.

I then sat down with the incredible woman who was my kinesiologist for this session (and who I will continue to go to), and we talked through my personal and medical history.

This included my history of anxiety and OCD, my relationships, and where I saw myself heading in life.

Now, I can normally be a withdrawn person who likes to keep their cards close to their chest – but for some reason, I felt SO comfortable talking about my life to my kinesiologist. It just felt so natural and so right, like I was meant to be there.

After our chat, the rest of the session involved me lying down on my back, with the kinesiologist using muscle testing in conjunction with acupressure points to determine where there are imbalances in the energetic system in my body.

She tested both individual muscles and a combination of muscles to accurately define where I store the stress and tightness in my body. She discovered imbalances in particular areas, and was able to work out where these were coming from, and what I could do to help them/remove them entirely.

While there were many things that I learnt about myself in the session (both things that I already knew but refused to deal with, and things that I had never thought of before), here are a few that really stood out to me in the session.

Firstly, my nervous system is in overdrive at the moment. It’s pretty much in constant flight or fight mode – meaning that I’m always prepared for an attack or threat to survival.

My endocrine system is suffering – and there are some big changes that I need to make in order to calm it all down.

Here are a few other things that I discovered:

What my morning ritual needs to be

For a long time I’ve wondered if I need to have a morning ritual.

Normally, I wake up and instantly check my phone. I find that this does not help at all with my anxiety and sense of “grounding” for the day.

I’ve never known if meditation, stretching or deep breathing was the way to go to start the day.

In this kinesiology session, my therapist and I discovered just what my body wants to do each morning to start my day – and it’s all got to do with my feet (would you believe!).

Through this session, my body expressed that it wants pressure applied to the base of my feet each morning, while I practice deep breathing.

Sound a little silly?

I know – I thought that too.

But remember how I said I’d always thought that I needed a morning ritual, but didn’t know what? Well now I do. And every morning that I have done this, I’m not kidding when I say that it has honestly made me feel so much better. Grounded, present and really ready for the day.

I feel calm, at ease – and I’m not turning to my phone the first thing in the morning and scrolling aimlessly through social media.

My gut isn’t happy – nor is my menstrual cycle

Too much information?

Too bad! This is stuff that we all need to be mindful of.

For a long time I have known that my gut isn’t happy – it has up’s and down’s all depending on my stress levels, but I really wasn’t doing anything about it.

From this session, we worked out just how to manage my gut and menstrual issues – and ever since implementing these changes, so far I really have felt better.

I need to chill out

Like actually chill.out!

Often, when I give myself time to chill out and relax, my brain is still running at 100 miles per hour – with to do lists, analysing past conversations and planning new ones.

This is something that I know will take me a fair while to work on – but it’s something that I know I really need to concentrate on – and with the tools we developed, I hope I can tackle this!

These are just three of the many things that was discovered in this session.

So, how am I feeling now?

To be completely honest with you – really really good.

And I’m not lying.

I actually feel relief and that the tightness I once had in my body is slowly being released.

I honestly feel that I am no longer tied down to the emotional baggage that I was holding onto, resulting in a wonderfully liberating feeling.

In what may sound a little weird to some, I also feel more “in my body”.

What I mean by this is that because I have felt stress and anxiety for so long, my energetic body has felt misaligned from my physical body.

So, now that my energetic body has re-aligned with my physical body, I feel like I am no longer a passenger or visitor to my body, observing from an outsiders point of view; and am instead taking responsibility for my thoughts and actions.

Not matter what’s been going on in my life, right now I feel like I have a lot more clarity with where I need to be and what I need to do.

My first kinesiology session will certainly not be my last – and I plan on going for another session in a few weeks time, as I know that there is still a lot of self development and “soul searching” that I need to do.

I don’t know where this journey will take me, but I do know one thing – it’s a journey that I need to go on.

I want 2018 to be my best year yet, and the fact that it didn’t quite get off to the start that I wanted or envisioned, I know that the practices and things that I put in place now, such as these kinesiology appointments, can only put me in good stead for a successful year ahead.

If you’re wanting to learn more about my session, or who I saw – then please get in contact with me via email or Instagram! I would be more than willing to chat to you more about my experience, and help you too.