Most of us tend to have habits of bodily posture and movement
that tend to bind rather than free up or conduct the energy of
usual activity of most men and women involves a compulsive breaking
and obstructing of the life-current [in the Circle of the body-mind],
thus creating tensions and inharmonies within the body. Whether
acting or at rest, we are usually involved in an endless ritual
of twitching and shifting the body, always compensating for the
pain and discomfort of our usual condition. Through the conscious
use of the body, while being randomly mindful of bodily movement
and posture, one is able to observe and understand the ritual
of bodily compensations and pass beyond them into a stable, harmonious
condition. Therefore learn to use the whole body consciously and
intuitively in ordinary life and meditation.
as part of this discipline, one re-learns bodily posture altogether:
how to stand, sit, and walk, appropriately and consciously.
One also regularly practices various exercises that keep the
that relax and harmonize the body.
adapted from the Chinese Chi Gong system for the purpose of
intensifying the “chi” (or life-force) in the body, and for
increasing conductivity, particularly in the frontal line.
an ancient Indian technique for balancing and purifying the
body through exercise of the breath and life-force.
of conscious exercise is to convert bodily posture and movement
into devotion to the Divine, in every moment.