When the Body Talks

Body is the device through which we calculate the astronomy of the spirit…. that shadow of a shadow of our love that somehow contains the entire universe

Rumi

There is a concept in Chinese medicine that relates the rotational joints of the body to what’s happening in our lives.  Imagine for a moment that your intention is to go to the store to get bread. Its your hips that gets you to the store…. When you get to the store… it’s your neck that lets you find the bread.  Once you’ve found the bread, your shoulders allow you select what you’ve chosen. So…. The hips have to do with where you’re trying to get too or away from…. The shoulders have to do with what you’re trying to bring in or put out of your life and the neck has to do with what you’re willing to see … or not see.

The left side of your body has to do with your inner world/journey and the right side has to do with the external world/journey.  The front of the body has to do with desire, the back with support and the sides with adjustment to change.  The knees have to do with independence – The ankles with the speed at which you’re moving toward or away from your intent.  The elbows have to do with the exertion of control over that which you bring to you or push away from you.

When attuned to our source – each rebirth is into a new world of thought and feeling.

The paradigm is simple. If you want to play in the orchestra of life, you got to be tuned.  Now a trumpet player tunes up differently than say a bass player, and the bass player tunes differently then say the violin player – though they’re tuned to the same note, the process of tuning is different; after all, we all have our own melodies to play.  If out of tune however, one cannot even perceive correctly let alone express what they intend. Restlessness is the soul yearning for sacredness – to be in tune. Regardless of the modality one adopts, awareness should be brought to these five essential human postures; sitting (cross-legged on the floor), kneeling (sitting on the feet) squatting (feet flat), lying down (in fetal position on the right side) and standing. Adopting a discipline of movement that illuminates and harmonizes the relationship of mind and body is an integral part of the living process.

If you think about modern man, not so called sophisticated civilized man, but modern natural man.  The use of the body in a normal day: they would rise when they woke, then probably kneel for prayer, then most likely squat for elimination purposes and then sit to eat. Upon returning home, they would most likely sit to eat and socialize, squat for elimination, then kneel for prayer before retiring to sleep. These postures, kneeling, sitting and squatting are essential daily postures; we all knew them as children. They relate to Element theory, which invariably relates to the organs and can reflect back to us where we may have imbalances or distortion of self-expression. Sitting is the posture of calm and receptivity; kneeling is the posture of gratitude while squatting the posture of elimination. Through these postures we can begin to discover the mind body continuum; bringing the mind and body back to the basics, what we all knew as children.

Realizing the truths of the body, one can then come to know the truths of the universe.

Yoga of Sex

The more the energy of the body is circulating through open joints, the more the body releases resistance and clears out its excesses, such as too much food, drugs, emotions, work, tensions, etc. One will then feel lighter and better, stronger and clearer, and have more command of creative, expressive, and communicative being. Two processes, which will help you produce these results, are ancient Eastern practices: Yoga from India, and Tai Chi Chuan from China.

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