How I Know Your Body is Perfect by Meredith Amann
Meredith Amann is one of those people that just gets things. She doesn’t settle for understanding anything superficially, she just won’t settle for that. Her yearning for more knowledge doesn’t just apply to the didactic, she wants to understand and feel everything. The physical part is what’s so amazing about her. Uniquely, she looks at everything she encounters and seeks to apply it to her physical world.
This is different–she is different. She works with clients to coach them through the hard things. Many coaches can help you set goals–that’s not the difficult part. Understanding what gets in the way of goals– that’s where the hard stuff starts. Reading between the lines, interpreting someone’s unspoken language, picking up on subtle cues about what really motivates a person. That is the extremely difficult part and that is what makes Meredith so incredibly good at her job. She doesn’t back away from hard things. Fear is not something she knows or at least not well.
The blog she wrote below gives you insight into how Meredith thinks. You can feel her passion for the human body through this experience that she shares. I think it serves as a great reminder that our bodies ARE perfect and that we need and should revere them to the greatest extent. Sometimes we take them for granted and Meredith serves as an opportunity to re-connect with the miraculous form that is your body.
Notes from a Virtual Dissection
Some people thought it was weird I asked for a virtual dissection for my birthday and they’re probably not wrong.
My birthday was on Monday, May 11th and that also happened to be day 1 of Gil Hedley’s Laboratory Livestream – a virtual dissection of the human body.
For years attending one of Gil’s labs has been on my wish list – but it’s hard to get into and requires a big investment of time/energy/money so when he offered his lab experience online I jumped at the opportunity.
The course is going on my list of life changing experiences.
(YES, you can absolutely have a life affirming and life enhancing experience via the internet!!)
Here are a few notes and takeaways from 8 hours of an integral anatomy dissection that I want to share:
Your body is a perfect human body
There is more health than sickness in any body at any given time.
Don’t jump to conclusions as soon as you see something, you’ll likely be proven wrong 5 minutes later.
When you become task oriented you miss the beauty along the way.
Your skin is the surface of your brain
We are fatty beings. That is not a mistake. You have to have fat. Everything in your body is wrapped in a fatty sleeve.
Being 50lbs overweight is healthier than being 10lbs underweight.
Without wrinkles you couldn’t move. Love your wrinkles.
Some light frequencies penetrate the body.
Trigger points/’knots’ are an emotional/life phenomenon and don’t exist in death
The blood in your arm came from your heart – YOUR HEART IS EVERYWHERE THAT YOU ARE.
The lungs are more like the wings of the heart than separate things.
The heart feeds itself first. (Feel and integrate that one. You have got to ‘feed’ yourself and there is nothing selfish about that)
An ovary looks looks like a brain. That means a lot of women have 4 brains! (the gut being brain #2)
Whether you’re skinny or fat we’re all made of jiggly bits and the sooner you learn to love your jiggly bits the better.
BODIES ARE GOOD. ENJOY YOUR BODY
These are the thoughts that have been bouncing around my head the past few months.
Love and enjoy your body.
Especially the jiggly bits.
It is truly perfect and incredible.
Want or need extra support?
Jiggle with me in yoga/movement session.
Or rediscover the joy and perfection of your body in a personal coaching session.
About the author:
Meredith Amann is a certified Ashtanga and Yoga Tune Up® and Health Coach. Meredith works with yogis and movers of all ages, from 3-year-olds in her PK classes, high school athletes, as well as adults and seniors. Off the mat Meredith can often be found on the tennis court – as an athlete she is passionate about improving performance, enhancing mobility, preventing injuries, and quieting the monkey mind. Meredith has appointments available through the Anchor Wellness Center under Yoga Therapy and Health Coach.
You can also learn more about Meredith here.
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