The aging process begins as soon as we are born. The first step to healing is to understand your “Aging Story”; to understand your body’s “story”.

Most of us have experienced our share of injuries, accidents, and stress. As time goes by, we tend to forget most of those… but our body remembers.

The injuries remain in your body as scar tissue blockages until you take the time to remove them using gentle movement. That’s right… “gentle” movement.

Over the years…

Have you lost your range of mobility? Developed chronic pain? Are you starting to feel stiff?

In her book “Fast Track to Aging Backwards – 6 Ways and 30 Days to Look and Feel Younger”, Miranda Esmonde-White includes a wonderful questionnaire that helps us go through our own personal history, including habits, jobs, etc. Everything that factors into our body’s health journey from birth to now.

Note: I am not being paid in any way, shape or form to promote this book.

Asking yourself these questions will help you go back in time and remember forgotten injuries. Once done, you start healing those old injuries that didn’t get a chance to properly heal. Make sure to keep all this info in a diary for further inquiry. Knew memories may keep popping up.

Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself for different life stages.

You can find all of the questions and detailed information as to why these are important in Miranda’s book. A book I have already read once and will read many more times.

Birth to Age Twelve:

These formative years set the stage for your future body’s health.

  1. Where you a healthy baby?

  2. Did you have any illnesses during these years?

  3. Was there stress in your home?

  4. Where you an active child?

Age Thirteen to Nineteen:

  1. Did you have any broken bones during these years?

  2. Did you have any life-threatening illnesses?

  3. Were you shy or awkward? (This also affect our body)

Age Twenty to Forty-Nine:

  1. Did you go to college?

  2. For women: Did you give birth?

  3. Did you spend most of your twenties and thirties sitting behind a desk and taking care of your family, leaving no time to take care of yourself?

  4. Did you travel a great deal in your job?

Age Fifty to Seventy-Five

  1. Are you starting to have difficulty getting in and out of a car?

  2. Are you having difficulty reaching into high cupboards?

  3. Are you regularly active? Yoga? Pilates? Running?

  4. Do you garden?

  5. Have you gone through any personal trauma such as divorce or death in the family?

Often times, we forget the events that were the most important in our lives. The better you remember, the better you will understand your body and be able to heal your physical body. Always remembering to move/exercise from your “pain-free” zone. ( read more here: “Pain-Free Mode – Freedom from Chronic Pain”.)

One last thing:

Our body feels everything we say and think. A big part of any healing is love. Yep, the “L” word is very important. Focus on healing your emotional self as well as your physical self.

Tell your body how much you love it, respect it, and appreciate all that it does for you. Think loving and respectful thoughts about your body. Tell it that you trust it will get better. – Make your body feel loved by you.

Share your story and your journey in the comments below. Others need to hear your story. We are all on our own path to healing.

Yours in health,

Nancy Shimmy.