Our senses provide us so much information. As children we let ourselves experience the full range of them, everything was an adventure! Now as adults, we have grown used to our ears, eyes and our bodies. This makes life easier in many ways but are we taking advantage of this knowledge? Are we are missing out on unexplored pleasures? Reconnecting to our body’s responses to anything gives us an opportunity to re-learn pleasure and more importantly re-learn our emotions.
Most of our days we think, plan and make decisions. We spend a lot of time in our heads. We have learned how to ignore the sensations our body is having in order to do what we “think” is the right thing. However, we have an incredible opportunity to understand ourselves better than we could have ever imagined just by becoming aware of the sensations that happen in our body in every moment…as adults. This time with our full cognition.
This practice is profound in that it will re-awaken the moment and keep one grounded as when you meditate or do yoga. Core Energetics specializes in just this practice and learning how to sensate what is happening in our body when we get nervous, angry or depressed can change those emotions enormously and help us master their ill effects. Paying attention to how our body is responding to all matters can enlighten us to how our history is holding us back and offer us new opportunities. Getting in touch with our body/mind connection provides growth and inner peace.