“The home bodily self path as an immense territory to be explored, with its variety of textures and possibilities. Honoring it through the careful listening and sense felt ”
The mindful body practice gives us the possibility to stay close to the intrinsic wisdom of our body. Vehicle through which we think, imagine, act, touch, connect... feel.
After several years of exploring my own body ~ territory, having had the honour of accompanying dear practitioners in their own exploration processes, I dare to say that the bodyfulness path is what has allowed me to rediscover myself, rethink myself, recognize myself again and again. Connecting intimately with all me, as well as with the environment. Everyone has at some point experienced that state of integration, bliss, of pure clarity and presence that is a bit difficult to describe in words. Such as when we contemplate a sunset or are immersed in nature for a while, when we spend time with people that inspires us, in deep meditation or when we are moving mindfully. According to my experience, it is in those moments all of our bodies (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic) are synchronized with each other, as well as with the earth - space around us. What if we could walk this lifepath through a bodyful experience?
I believe that for each one of us the tool that allows us to access our potential as a human being is different. For some people it is through dance, asana practice, movement, some kind of physical training. Others through meditation, art, chanting, being in nature, and so many others. And it is here that I stop in that it is not only important what we practice ... but how we practice it and the intention that drives that practice. And for each being will be different. Because the concept of Health, of being healthy varies in each person. Since it depends on the personal and current moment, on their family history, on their possibilities, on the cultural and social background, on what you're aiming for ...
But there is something that I could affirm and is that this body is the vessel through which we experience everything in our lives. That is why I find it vital to give us the space to listen to it, to listen to us. And for this, it is essential to find a practice or practices that give us that space of exploration and that we can practice them for a long time, together with teache whom we trust and inspire us.
I wish us all a fully embodied journey!
Lucía D'Alessandro is a Senior Yoga Teacher
registered internationally by the Yoga Alliance Professionals