Your body has the ability to heal itself. The only thing you have to do, is to move out of the way. It means basically that healing happens if we get into a deep state of relaxation. When you look on the image you see different bodies and we are merely identified with the first 3 ones: physical, emotional and mental. Here is also where our traumatic experiences and our conditioning are stored.
For this exercise you need to lay down and get rid of all that may distract you. If you haven't, create a space for yourself where you can deeply relax.
You may start this exercise before you go to bed, to train your abilities to focus on your different body parts. In the beginning I only did it with my hands. Then I added my feet and a few years later, I got to know that it is actually a yogic practice. That was a surprise and a big revelation. The first time I did the practice from a yoga book it lasted over an hour. An amazing experience!
You lay down. You close your eyes. Then you say mentally: "I now feel my right thumb". Focus, Wait until you can feel it. Then, you move to the Index Finger. Feel it. The tip of it is the most sensitive part and the easiest to feel a small tickling. That's what you want to get. Then the middle finger. In the beginning go through your fingers several times. Feel the back and the front of your hand. Feel the whole hand. Then do the same with the left hand.
Now you have connected the mental body with the energetic body. You have improved your self-awareness and you activated your siddhis (supernatural powers). You are entering the realms of energy. WOHO!
Do it like in the first exercise. Then you go through your whole right arm, your elbow, your upper arm, your shoulder, your arm pit, your right corpus, your right hip, your right leg, your knee, shinbone, ankle, heel, feet and then toes.
Then you do the same with the left side.
Then you feel your buttox and the connection to your lower back. Go up on the right side, on the left side. Feel your shoulder blades and between them. Start feeling your coccyx and move up your spine up to your head. Feel the back of your head, the top and then your forehead. Feel your right temple, then your left. Your right eyebrow and then your left and then the center between (sometimes referred to as gate to heaven and also if you have headache you can focus there for 5 minutes to release mental stagnation).
You then feel your right eye lid, left, right eye, left one, right ear, left ear, nose (front, back left, right, all you can imagine), your lips, right cheek, left cheek, chin (especially the front - emotional trigger point!), then you go down your neck to your chest, right, left, middle stomach right, left, middle, belly button (I love this one), lower stomach (lower Dan Tien, Main Energy Center), intimate area, right left, genitals, perineum, anus.
Do the same and afterwards feel your right leg (with knee, ankle, toes). Short Pause. Feel your whole left leg. Pause. Feel your legs.
Feel your right arm (with elbow, fingers etc). Short Pause. Feel your left arm. Short Pause. Feel your arms simultaneously.
Feel your butt, your back, spine and head simultaneously. Short Pause.
Feel everything at once.
Focus on your breath and count from 54 to 0. Each inhale and exhale one count. Originally, if you loose track of counting, start all over again. In the beginning I was not so strict to myself to keep the motivation up.
Let me know how it went and please, please, please enjoy! Be playful, try something new, even in manuals like that! Our bodies are our temples and there is so much to explore.. play with yourself
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