For as long as I can remember, I have relied on my toes for the majority of my balance. This was magnified and made extremely obvious during my first "all in" year of Yoga. I carried the weight of my inner turmoil in my toes, they were a strong and obvious source of tension both… Continue reading Barefoot Bandit
Dissolution of the physical body during meditation is a remarkable quality of practice. However, I think it is an illusion. Have your hands ever dissolved into the air around them? Maybe your legs go to sleep? Or your face feels as though it has both expanded into infinity and contracted into the skull simultaneously. These… Continue reading Jacking into Jellyland
Ok, hear me out. This may sound like nonsense, I know. It is a stretch for me too. I'm still unsure whether to publish this - But I guess if your reading this It must be too late. Here goes... Lately I've become aware of a phantom limb. Not the classical type commonly found in… Continue reading A Tale of Tails
Having the wherewithal at the time to realise I might have just fallen asleep, I promptly snapped out of the dream space and back into my body through the breath. But I wanted to experiment more and I suspected there was some time left before the gong so I settled into repeating the mantra once more.
Wake state, open eyed meditation is accessible to everybody. Often we fall into this trance-like flow without ever realising. Have you stared at something for so long that your eyesight changes? Maybe the view become a little darker or the finer details begin to stand out. Perhaps you become aware of distant sounds and gentle… Continue reading Riding Rails
Settling my breath, I began to forage for the smaller, more manageable cuts. Remembering my Yoga, the task felt easy. Present momentness becomes as natural as the breath when there are dire physical consequences.
Almost immediately I could sense something different was occurring in my body. A steady vibration was present, it's source appeared to be the mula banda. It kept me in superb balance, my weight distributed evenly between both legs.