Lauren gives us hints and tips to help us practice body neutrality.
the body positivity movement has... moved on
As a brand passionate about women's wellness we love Lauren's message of body compassion and neutrality over outright positivity. Because let's face it, being told to love our body is much easier said than done.
"This movement is for those who find that loving their body brings up more shame, and instead wish to find peace with their bodies."
what is body neutrality?
"Body positivity and body neutrality are on a scale – we might move between both, or we might land more naturally on one, than the other – and this is okay, really it’s about what works best for you.
Body positivity is acceptance of all body types, embracing and loving our body, rejecting diet culture, and having a positive body image no matter whether we fit society's ideals.
Body neutrality is moving away from a belief system that our body equals our worth and instead being more accepting of it. When we are more accepting of our body, and don’t place so much pressure on ourselves for how it looks and meeting ourselves with compassion, we can access improved results in things like body image.
When we’re not caught up in how our body looks and seeing our body as an improvement project, we can connect to what’s important to us and enjoy our bodies for their function. For example, we find movement as a way of connecting with the joy of dance and movement, rather than trying to change our body."
tools to practice body neutrality
Lauren shares her struggles with body compassion and her personal journey to body neutrality.
a final thought from Lauren
For more wellbeing and mental health advice from Lauren, be sure to look out for her Nurturing your Nervous System ECourse coming out in September!