Listening to your intuition - the unspoken language of your body

In the relentless rush of today's world, where logic often overrides our deeper instincts, there's a silent guide waiting to be heard: our intuition. 


It's that gut feeling, the inner voice that whispers guidance when we're at a crossroads or facing a decision in life. But how do we tap into this powerful ally? The answer lies within us, literally. Remember, intuition always talks through your body, offering clues beyond the reach of rational thought.

The language of the body

Our bodies communicate with us constantly. A flutter of excitement, a knot of anxiety, or a sense of calm can all be indicators of our intuitive sense guiding us towards or away from certain people, decisions, or situations. These sensations are our body's way of speaking the truth, even when our minds are tangled in doubt or fear. By paying attention to these physical signals, we learn to trust the wisdom that resides within us.

Listening to your intuition is like nurturing a friendship; it requires time, attention, and openness. Here are some steps to help you connect with your intuitive self:

Slow down

It's easy to overlook the subtle signs your body is sending when you're busy tackling daily tasks. Take moments throughout the day to pause and check in with yourself. How are you feeling physically and emotionally? These moments of stillness are where intuition speaks loudest.

Mindful practices

Engaging in yoga, mindfulness or meditation can heighten your sensitivity to your body's language. These practices quiet the mind, allowing you to hear your intuitive voice more clearly.


Writing about your experiences, and the feelings associated with them, can help you identify patterns and signals your intuition is sending. Over time, you'll start to recognise which sensations correspond to guidance towards the right path for you, in any given moment. 

Trust and act

The more you acknowledge and act on your intuition, the stronger it becomes. Start with small decisions to build your confidence in your intuitive sense. Remember, it's a process of learning and sometimes unlearning.

The science behind intuition

Interestingly, there's a growing body of scientific research supporting the existence of intuition as a critical aspect of human cognition. Studies suggest that our subconscious minds can process information and make decisions even before our conscious minds have caught up. This 'gut feeling' is our brain's way of drawing on past experiences, emotions, and knowledge to guide us, often manifesting through physical sensations in our bodies.

Consider the times you've felt inexplicably drawn to or repelled by someone upon first meeting them, only to have your initial feeling confirmed later. Or the moments you’ve walked into a room and it just feels right, or not. When you've made a decision that didn't make sense at the time but led to unexpected success. These are examples of your intuition at work, guiding you through the body's language.

Embracing your body's wisdom

The phrase "intuition always talks through your body" is a powerful reminder that our bodies are not just vessels to carry us through life, but are integral to how we navigate it. By learning to listen to and interpret the signals our bodies send, we open ourselves to a more intuitive and mindful way of living, where decisions are not just made, but felt to be right.

In a world that often values reason over instinct, remembering to listen to the unspoken language of your body can lead you to more authentic and aligned choices. So the next time you're faced with a decision, pause and listen not just with your ears, but with your entire being. 

Your body has something to say, and it just might hold the key to the wisdom you've been seeking.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Jason Pooley Coaching & Consulting LTD
Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0NS

Jason’s background was in Tennis, playing at a high level and then coaching around the globe. He is one of a handful of (CHPC’s) Certified High Performance Coaches in the UK.

He seeks to help more people realise their greatest potential by seeing what’s possible so that they can create a life they truly love, ‘One Great Life’.

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