When I was at the training we were teaching teachers and I was thinking, well this is great for them, but will my average joe students be able to do this kind of approach? On Monday night I decided to give it a try. I decided to teach a class on befriending your body. In this class you notice and become aware of your connection to your body AND you experience your body as a wise teacher.
I was totally blown away by my students’ ability to turn inward and explore deeply in their own internal way their experience to their own body. The class allowed a lot of space for inner exploration in combination with yoga postures. This introspection is facilitated by asking the students to keep their eyes closed or at a soft gaze throughout the class. My students explored what is was like to be in their body in various yoga postures, they inquired about what it was like to listen to their body, and asked what their body was saying to them.
This class allowed my students to explore the kind of relationship they have to their bodies as well as the kind of relationships they would like to have with their bodies.
I finished my class with this great quote I found in Emmanual Book II
Your bodies are programmed in the womb,
before the mind touches them,
to dust your consciousness with the
lightness and flexibility that will
allow joy in your world.
When you move into the physical dance, ask yourselves,