The Inner Body. April 08, Eckhart Tolle, in his book - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - speaks of feeling the inner body as a way of connecting to the present moment. You can experience the inner body simply by focusing on your hand - and feeling the energy there - your hand perhaps tingling with warmth or some other sensation. Later, you can focus your awareness on other parts of your body where the experience of aliveness might be more subtle. In some meditation traditions, one learns to literally "hear" the blood rushing through the veins, or the cerebral spinal fluid coursing through the spine. Focusing on the breath however, is a simpler way to bring oneself back to the present moment - it is more accessible and does not require years of practice. This simple technique can quickly bring us into stillness - and automatically connect us to the present moment.
Come celebrate with me. Last week on my walk, I ran into someone I knew who introduced me to her friend as a "real yogi". She went on to define how a real yogi was able to do all the " Musing this over afterward, I felt sad. It's true. I can put my leg behind my head although I rarely endeavour this much anymore and I can bend into some rather deep backbends. When I'm warmed up, I can do full Hanumanasana and I manage some pretty wild arm balances on my good days.
Thanks to a couple SOYA yoga teacher training grads I know who live there, I was able to offer a workshop in a local studio. It went well and I was invited to do some subbing while I am in Vernon. With the aim of connecting with more like-minded people, I agreed and headed there this morning.
Say "Inner Body Bright " to any Anusara student and they will puff up their inner body expanding the light and energy within and soften their outer body radiating positive energy outwards. Inner Body Bright reminds us to Open to Grace, to tune in to the currents of our heart and to the pulsating ocean of consciousness within us. How skinny you are.