As the new year begins, I saw an email pop up from the amazing Bonnie Bainbridge, in it she asked us to explore a process with the following words:
Visualisation – is about frontal lobe imaging
Somatisation – is about feeling it
Embodiment – is when you no longer feel it, you just are it.
I sat and thought about this process and realised that for many an earlier year of Yoga Practice, I had just been Mind and Body. I visualise through my Mind processing the instruction or the pose I’m seeing a teacher perform in front of me and then I see how it feels in my body, but did I truly embody it?? So this term I’ve asked my wonderful students to visualise, to feel and then pause to allow for the embodiment of the practice, to become free within. To explore through the Mind (Visualisation) Body/Breath (Somatisation) and Heart/Soul (Embodiment), when we embody the movement, the body/breath is a meditation of total fluidity, at one, an inner empowerment, that sets us into a flying free mode where we don’t care how the ‘pose’ looks our form is the pose. Let’s see where we go during this exploration this term and if our ideas/practices change as we explore….
Thank you Bonnie
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