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Decode Your Body Language

Decode Your Body Language

Many people believe that our bodies send us clear and important messages every moment, if only we would pay attention.

The Apaches, for example, take this “body language” very seriously, noting involuntary signs such as sneezing, muscular twitching, or tearing of the eyes and connecting these body signs with inward states of being and outward events.

Here is a simple, fun exercise to try so you can begin to decode your own body’s language: uncover the messages your body wants to tell you!

1. For two or three days, pay close attention to your body.

2. Watch for any involuntary signs.

3. Pay attention to how these can be seen as symbols of other things going on in your life.

4. Watch for what occurs in the period of time following these signs.

5. Anything unusual?

6. Is there a pattern? For example, are there things that occur every time you get a twitch?

7. Make a list of these occurrences and follow them through for a month.

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Adapted from How to Read Signs and Omens in Everyday Life, by Saravananda Bluestone (Inner Traditions, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Saravananda Bluestone. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from How to Read Signs and Omens in Everyday Life, by Saravananda Bluestone (Inner Traditions, 2002).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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8:36PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Interesting, thank you.

8:35PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Interesting, thank you.

3:26AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

I wish I could control my body language perfectly.

3:20AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

thank you

2:45AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013


8:32PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

ty for sharing

8:01PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing

2:07AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Thank you :)

1:04AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

thanks for sharing.

5:00PM PST on Jan 12, 2013


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