Interoception is basically our ability to recognize stimulus originating inside the body. When we are disconnected from the vast information and knowledge in our own three-dimensional bodies we are disconnected from the very core of our healthy development. Dr. Stephen Porges notes that “Interoception becomes the foundation of physical, psychological, and social development.” (Polyvagal Theory, 79) In what ways can you pause today to notice what your gut is telling you? Where are you contracting around tension? When are you holding your breath?
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