Body- Mind Medicine. We are mind and body creatures. We can not isolate one aspect from the other. Working creatively with the needs of the body mind, allows us to become more in tune with our true nature. When we do this, we are able to access the many resources within. We begin to experience our inner-selves differently and this is reflected in our connection to and perception of our external world.
Meditation is a wakeful relaxation that develops concentration and mental clarity leading to finer thought processes and more expansive ways of thinking. Whether in stillness & silence, postures & movement, sitting, walking, dancing or singing, by directing our physicality and engaging mental focus, we can choose to create a natural balance in the mind and body.
Different meditations stimulate different parts of the glandular and neural networks within the body mind systems. We could think of it in terms of fine tuning our internal networks , our ‘inter-net’, in order to streamline electrical and chemical communication throughout our body mind self.
Why do we want to do this? Because we are being drawn to a new way of being. Perhaps we are looking for change, but we don’t know how. We can create a ripple of positivity energy that nourishes our own well being and that of those around us. Life can flow with a greater abundance and wellness.
What do Art and Meditation have in common? When making works of art we find ourselves occupying the present moment, our attention is focused on what is happening right now. In this way creative practice can be a meditation in itself. Humans are amazingly creative in all aspect of living. We use the two sides of our brain when in creative mode, left side for structure, analysis and detail, together with right sided spacial awareness, creativity & intuition. Creative practice creates balance within the body mind.
According to tradition, the literal translation of Yoga nidra is ‘deep sleep’.
The practice combines guided visualisation and meditation in a particular way, to promote a deep state of relaxation in the body and mind. One feels the benefit as though one has had a deep and refreshing sleep. During the practice the conscious mind subsides, allowing us to remain in a state of relaxed awareness. We can effect sustainable change in the conscious mind, through gentle stimulation of the sub-conscious. This time and space between wakefulness and dreaming can connect you to a sense of your true nature. Recordings available for further use at home.