What does it mean to feel your body? How do you feel your body?
Usually we feel sensations rather than a “body”, sensations of warmth, vibration, heaviness or lightness, fears or joys.
Keeping and maintaining contact with the body with a regular practice such as Yoga or meditation allows you to feel the sensations associated with its functioning and then establish a link between the thoughts that constitute us and these sensations.
These regular practices increase our ability to observe, so we can perceive subtly and “listen” to the body or usually we would be ignorant of the sensations and signals emitted.
“In Buddhist thinking, our human body is considered extremely valuable because it provides the necessary conditions for the realization of freedom and truehappiness. We begin with a systematic training of attention to the body.
Whether we are sitting, walking, eating or moving, we grow it. We develop the ability to establish ourselves in the life of the body.
We notice the suffering or well-being that go through it. We discover how it responds when your mind is clear or confused, when our heart is open or closed. We learn to consider with respect the mystery of physical life.”
Attention to the body, supported by abyhanga massage, turns out to be a pleasant and simplified approach. When receiving the massage it is pleasant to establish a calm space, breathe, touch its serenity and observe the sensations present.