How To Release Emotions Stuck In Your Body & Relieve Pain

Last Update on December 15, 2020 : Published on December 15, 2020
How to release emotions stuck in body

Human beings have the ability to express their emotions by various means in a free and open manner. But when these emotions are stuck in the body for any reason, they hold you back in your life and create havoc in mind as well as surroundings. It is also possible that emotions get stuck on a daily basis while clogging up the overall emotional bandwidth.

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Such emotional hold pulls you back in every phase of your life and even hinders the joy that you must experience. It is possible that painful events bury deep inside your mind so much that you forget to realize uncomfortable emotions draining your energy, creating emotional imbalance, and eventually resulting in physical pain.

Ultimately, this emotional imbalance is stored in various organs, tissues and muscles, impacting overall well-being.

So how to release emotions stuck in the human body? Let us show you the process of how to release stuck emotions and accept the feelings the way they are underlying.

How To Release Stuck Emotions From The Human Body?

Expressing our emotions in a healthy way is the best way to relieve the pain of emotional stuck. But for the same, realizing and accepting the feelings is where we start the process.

Step 1: Become Self-Aware

Mindfulness is the key to step up and become self aware of your hidden emotions. The first goal is to recognize how these emotions are making your body and mind feel without judging them.

In fact, the technique called R.A.I.N. (Recognize, Accept, Investigate and Non-identification) directly speaks on the same line. The person is asked to follow the strategy of R.A.I.N in a flow and understand that everything doesn’t need to be resisted but faced. Once the toughest emotions are faced and fought, they eventually pass with the time.

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What Shall Be Done?

Sit in a comfortable position with eyes closed and let the body feel your surroundings. Take a few deep breaths and find out if:

  • Experiencing any pain in the body?
  • Feels like crying?
  • Can you breathe properly?
  • Does any part of your body want to tell you anything?

Make sure that you are compassionate towards yourself and keep the honesty uptight.

Step 2: Act On Your Emotions

As explained, emotions need to be expressed and not other way round. The real healing happens when the body and mind balance out with each other and the emotions flow expressively all around. Ask yourself, what do you want to do in the moment?

If you are in pain, you may want to scream out loud. If happy, you want to laugh with joy and celebrate with your friends. Or you just want to go and run in nature? Whatever be it, express yourself however you want to. Your goal with this step is to free yourself from poisonous emotions holding you back.

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What Shall Be Done?

Often we don’t have time and place to act on our emotions properly. This is why you can take the first step through journaling. Here, you can write what is going in your life, how do you want to steer it and what are the things you want to get them changed? Is there anything that your inner voice wanted to tell you and you never reacted to it? Find out the reasons for being emotionally stuck!

Step 3: Time To Reset

The healing is taking its place slowly. If your emotions have been undermined by now, you are about to regain them back. All you need to do is find out self care activities for your body and mind and be authentic yourself. Do not try to rush into anything, after all you are releasing emotions stuck in your body for quite a long time now.

What Shall Be Done?

Find out some time alone and slow down! Take good care of yourself and indulge in meditation, cooking a new dish, travel, hike or a simple warm bubble bath. These activities may sound very common in the moment but being with yourself will simply nourish your body, mind and soul.

As An Author, How Did I Heal Myself?

After running through highs and lows without realizing my direction, I decided to take a break for a few days. This was in 2018 when I had nothing on the top of my head and everything was scattered including my career, relationships and mental stress. Things took a better turn when I stopped messing with myself, took a break for a month and repeated all the 3 steps above one by one.

Luckily, I found better opportunities around me as soon as I regained myself back in the right zone. I then understood that healing is an important process and releasing stuck emotions from the body is a crucial task.

I made sure that I avoid toxic people in my life and put myself as the priority. Slowly, the confidence was back and all the negative feelings were out of my life. Yes, emotions like fear, anger, guilt or regret sometimes show up but I know how to fight against them today.

I hope you will also be able to release stuck emotions with the help of this blog. However, if it is becoming difficult for you then drop us a message at to help you through this process.

About The Author

Akanksha Soni
Akanksha Soni

Akanksha is an active lifestyle blogger and writer at Calmsage. She has learnt various lessons on happiness and methods to fight depression through 'Gurus' as well as own experiences. An ardent practitioner of Yoga and meditation, she keeps traveling, writes and interacts with people to feel alive.

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