Monday, 13 January 2014
The Body as a ' Divining Rod '
Figure 8 partner work hands doing opposite 8s from ann on Vimeo.
We are more than our physical body having said that our bodies are amazing instruments.
Unfortunately most people fail to develop a good relationship with their body.
One of the big advantages of studying an art such as T'ai Chi , Body Centred Meditation ,Yoga etc is that it gives one access to the body's wisdom.
Anyone can learn to use this wisdom and even a simple exercise like the one below will give you a taste of what is possible once you begin to listen to your body.
This exercise will help you to develop and enhance your intuition.
Take a moment to focus inside and feel how your body feels right now.
Ask your body to feel a YES.
And ask your body to let you know what YES feels like to your body .
( Go on close your eyes right now for a while until you get a sense of what YES feels like to you.)
Next ask your body to feel NO
Close your eyes again and take the time to really feel the sensations that arise when You say NO and really feel the NO.
Finally ask your body what MAYBE feels like inside your body.
Take the time to really register these different feelings , practice a few times with each question.
Isn't it fascinating how much we can learn when we take the time to tune in ?
Next time you need to decide about something slow down for a minute and ask your body.
You will find it has a wisdom that your conscious mind is not aware of.
This works because the body can be used as a link between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
Our unconscious mind stores vast amounts of information and so is in a better position to answer our questions