I exercise gently several times a day. Mostly somatics, which helps me feel my numb, stiff body, and has helped me reconnect to a lot of lost sensation. I feel good exercising, but am I sending my brain mixed messages? I was believing about 80% but now I am focusing on believing 100% and don't want my brain to get the idea I'm trying to "cure" my pain/stiffness/disconnection with exercise. I also go for a half hour or so walk daily, but that is probably not relevant to my question. This situation has one more element: I teach gentle exercise classes and am trying to get into shape again and out of fear enough to go back to it. Have committed to teaching a series of Intro to Ballroom Dance classes, starting end of February (taught a one-off workshop already, as a kind of test to self, so feel scared but confident enough to proceed). I have not done a lot of Ballroom Dance, but used to teach other kinds of dance, and this seems like a good challenge to brain and body, with a deadline, all challenging to fear and pain and sending a clear message to brain that I CAN. So, soon I will start to practise/learn the necessary Ballroom steps/routines. All this requires me to focus on my body but I don't see any "harm" in that, as long as I focus on my emotional state, too. Any wisdom to share about this?