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3 Ways You Can “Listen to Your Body”

“Listen to your body” sounds like a really hippie, weird instruction when your yoga teacher never fully clarifies what that means. Like, in literal, physical terms.

Yeah, sorry about that!

It goes beyond what you might think, though. I’ll tell you more in today’s video along with 3 ways you can actually “listen to your body” and actually FEEL the results.


Over to you! How do you know when you’re listening to your body? How do you keep yourself in check?Β 

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  1. Linda


    September 27, 2017 at 7:21 am

    My favourite Q&A yet! So much truth put so eloquently and I loved the “outtakes” πŸ˜‰

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

      awesome, thank you! πŸ™‚

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    September 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

    One of your best vids yet. Our teaching language and vocabulary is so similar, I’ll think something and then you’ll say it.

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    September 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Love love love! 😍😍😍
    Thank you no.3 just helped me make a decision I was struggling with! 😘
    Ps you are hilariousπŸ˜‚ in a good way obviously! πŸ˜‰

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

      haha, that’s awesome! <3

  4. Marica


    September 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Very good advice. Thanks Erin!

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    September 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I’ve had to learn through trial and error how to listen to my body due to chronic illness. And, have been trying to respect what it tells me. This video explains it perfectly!

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

      thank you, emily! <3

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    September 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Erin, you’re so funny and it’s such a pleasure to watch your videos! Plus that was really helpful.
    I just realised I tend to stop at the first meaning of ‘listen to your body’, I had to actively learn to differenciate between discomfort and pain because for a long time I’ve been living with constant pain due to fibromyalgia and I just wasn’t really sure anymore where the limit was when it finally stopped.
    These last few months, I could have done with the second meaning, but I’ll know from now on ;). Thank you!

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:41 am

      so happy it was helpful πŸ™‚ it’s interesting how these can translate slightly differently from person to person. each of our versions of discomfort might be different due to our unique experience of living in our body, as you mentioned.

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    September 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I really enjoyed this Q&A. You explained the three tips very well and gave concrete examples. I’ll be able to remember them and apply them to many different situations. Plus, you’re funny!

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    Erich M

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

    1B: I hear a lot of “find your edge” in class. I’m guessing that’s the line between what my ego is telling me vs. what my body is telling me. Thanks for the Q&A on this!!

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:40 am

      exactly. ego can be useful, but we have to use it wisely πŸ™‚

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    September 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I’m not sure this is “hippie dippie” advice. To me, it’s basic, sound advice!

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    September 28, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Four words: “You so totally rock!” (okay, I stole that from Crush in “Finding Nemo”… but it’s TRUE!)

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:38 am

      thanks, gary! πŸ™‚

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    September 28, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Great advice… So many of us push push push ourselves – guilt ourselves when we’re exhausted! But, you have given such great advice. I only push myself when it’s outta love!! Having had a stroke, I know my limitations. Other’s don’t understand, but if they don’t then you have to question how much do they really care about you! Thanks as always Erin!! xoxo

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      Erin Motz

      September 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

      spot on– knowing (and sticking to) our boundaries and limitations for this stuff is paramount!

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