SOMATIC MEDITATION

the presence of the body, obvious and subtle is the most intimate expression of consciousness

Rather than struggling with the elusive waywardness of mind, somatic meditation focusses on the sensations actually being generated by the body, moment by moment. In allowing the body to determine the locus of attention mind can let go of its ability to decide into its more fundamental ability to recognise what is actually happening. As mind becomes more intimate with what is actually happening it begins to feel safe enough to let go of its ability to recognise into its deeper ability to enjoy. Then the subtle but powerful presence of consciousness makes itself felt through our core ability to feel. In this way, through the sensations being generated by the body, the intelligence of mind becomes grounded in the intelligence of consciousness, and it can let go of its need to stay in the know and in control.

Somatic meditation is the natural extension and expression of yoga posture practice, when, as is the case with the Dynamic Yoga Training Method, that practice is based on the natural intelligence of the body, rather than the anxieties and ambitions of an ungrounded mind. It invites a deep intimacy with the presence and nature of physical sensations, obvious and subtle, and allows the intelligence of mind to let go through the intelligence of the body into the intelligence of consciousness. In doing so it provides a refined and subtle education in the nature of the 'relationship' between body, mind and spirit, as they begin to express their inherent unity clearly.


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