Help me get out of my head.
August 31, 2011 10:35 AM Subscribe
My brain/body balance is way off. How do I fix it?
posted by nonasuch to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not what you would call a very physical person. I live in my head; my body is the thing I have to feed that takes me to the bookstore. Because of this, I'm acutely uncomfortable with tasks that call for agility, balance, or any kind of physical confidence. Things like dancing, or any sports, or, well, physical intimacy. I just get stiff, self-conscious and awkward when I try to do these things. I'm not even good at hugging!
Right now, the only way to loosen up when I'm going to do something physical (in the case of dancing, or kissing, or karaoke-- not sports) is to have a drink or two. This seems like a suboptimal solution.
What are some things I can do to get more comfortable in my body? Keep in mind that I embarrass easily, so I would prefer they not be things I have to do in front of a large group. Also, I have a low tolerance for new-agey language. Oh, and I'm terribly inflexible physically-- can't even touch my toes.