It is very common for pain, emotions, and limiting beliefs needing to be released from the body. Sometimes we are able to move them out right away through voicing them, tears, movement, breath work, etc but other times they will get stuck in different parts of the body, sometimes causing physical pain, until you are ready to address them.
Often the physical pain you're experiencing in your body is trying to get your attention to tell you that something is stuck and wants to be released. Or perhaps there is another message your body is trying to tell you through this pain. For example, if you're experiencing back pain its message could be that you're holding too much stress in your body or maybe your body mechanics need to be evaluated (how your sitting, standing, etc). Or perhaps you feel unsupported in life, there is an emotion of worry stuck there, or a belief that “Life is Overwhelming.” Or if you're experiencing knee pain it could be telling you that fear is stuck there, you need more flexibility in your life, or the belief that “I am not secure in Life” is stuck there.
Any emotion or belief that we don’t fully experience, process, and voice can get stuck in the body. Sometimes you may be feeling a particular emotion but then you talk yourself out of feeling it because of what you have learned as a child and during other times in your past. For example, maybe anger comes up, but you were taught that anger is a bad emotion to feel so you keep the anger to yourself instead of expressing it. Or perhaps you were never allowed to express fear so when fear comes up you don’t know how to express it so it can be released.
The first step to releasing stuck emotions, pain, and limiting beliefs is to become aware of what is stuck, where it is stuck, and perhaps why it got stuck. The second step is to ask the body how it wants to release the stuck emotion, pain, and/or limiting belief. Maybe it wants you to express it out loud or by simply placing a hand over the particular area that something is stuck in and giving it permission to be released. The third step is to release whatever is stuck and visualize it being released from the body. These are the steps I take for myself and when working with clients. Journaling, meditating, breathwork, movement, being in nature, creating art, etc are other great tools to release stuck emotions, limiting beliefs, and pain. Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you would like to schedule a session to help release your pain, emotions, and limiting beliefs. Many blessings!
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