One day in 2010 I sat down to start writing what I thought would be a 2000 word essay on the Chakra system for a yoga training I had been doing. But I started writing and basically couldn’t stop, and 7 weeks later I had 40,000 words on the nature of the Body-mind connection! It encompasses understanding and knowledge I’ve accumulated relating to acupuncture, dance and movement, meditation, yoga, Native American style dance and ceremony, energy work and any other body-mind and therapeutic system I’ve engaged with over time.
I’m still in the process of editing a version for publication, so the work on here is the draft I produced as it flowed through me in those 7 weeks, and which I actually handed in to my rather bemused yoga training tutor! (I had told her it was going to be over the word limit!)
So it’s unedited and a bit rough in places, but I consider it’s better to be available for people to download and browse than sitting on my laptop. So feel free to take a look or download the free unedited version.
It examines how our environment and life circumstances effect our body, our health and dis-ease process and how we are affected through our various layers – from our thoughts and feelings to how it impacts our physical structure. From a therapeutic perspective, although at times it mentions a yoga context, the healing principles of what I write about can be applied to any type of therapy – and for that matter any life situation we find ourselves in.
I’ve also incorporated a great deal of my own experiential understanding and awareness of the Body-mind connection, including a section on the nature of ‘mind’. I detail what we experience in our ‘mind’ it’s patterns, and how it’s affected by what we are experiencing through our body, nervous system and organs, both in the present moment and through ‘body memory’.
I’ve established this level of understanding drawing from all the aforementioned practices. I’ve spent thousands of hours in a meditative self aware state dancing in particular, and this experiential observation of the flow and movement of energy through my body contributes greatly to what i offer. I also incorporate many examples from my own life to illustrate energetic dynamics.
Please take a look, i’ve also included below a list of contents so you can see if there is anything to which you are specifically drawn.
Fig 1; Chakra area of influence
Fig 2; Chakra pathway from the body surface to the spine
Fig 3; Nerve plexus associated with each chakra
Fig 4; Chakra polarities in Men and Women
Table 1 Chakra Associations
Figures 5 – 12 Chakra Symbols and Qualities
2 – Chakras, Sound and Vibration
3 – Chakras and the Individual
Each Individual has Unique Chakra Properties – DNA and Ancestry
4 – Chakras and Interaction
Chakra Interaction with our Environment
Self-awareness of the Condition of Your Chakras
Trauma Affecting our Chakras
Chakras in Relationship with other People
Chakra Polarities in Males and Females
5 – Chakras and the Body-Mind
Body-mind Connection Overview
The Body and Vibrational Impact
Chakras and ‘Body Memory’
Body Memory, Energetic Imprints and the Mind
Imprints can come from any Source
Chakras and the Ego Voice
Cycle of the Contents of Your Mind; The Five Elements/Phases and Yin & Yang
Mind Awareness Exercise
Moments of Stillness and Presence – Heart Energy
The Ego, Language and Images
The Process of Learning Language from Birth
The Ego – Friend or Foe?
Who We ‘Think’ We Are Verses Who We Really Are
Absorption of Vibrations, Saturation and Instinct
Accumulation of the Vibrations of our own organs and Energetic Expression
6 – Chakras and Optimum Health
Optimum Health Overview
Interior Factors in Chakra Health
Rebalancing Chakras and Dispersing Vibrations
Chakra System Comparison to Chinese Medicine and the Properties of Water
The Dis-eases of Modern Living and Ideals of Nature
Nature and Negative Ions
Nature and the Full Spectrum of Chakra Energies
Bodywork, Therapeutic Modalities, Movement, Yoga, Dancing, Shaking
Other Curative Measures
Chakra Clearing and Sun Moon Dances
Chakras and Age
Chakras in Concert – Seven Levels of Nourishment
Exterior Factors in Chakra Health
7 – Symptoms of Chakra Dis-ease
Distraction and Avoidance (of Feeling)
Locking the Spine to Inhibit Feeling, Trauma and Body shape
Fatigue and Lack of Energy
Conscious release of Trauma and Vibrational Imprints
Beneficial Effect of Yoga Relaxation and Anahata (Heart Centre) Focus
8 – Chakras and Yoga Specifics
Why do Yoga
Chakra Nourishment in Yoga
Posture Example, Physical, Mental and Emotional Affects
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