1. Stand upright with your feet hip width apart and your arms relaxed by your side. If you are a yogi, stand in Tadasana!
2. Face forward but close your eyes. Take a deep breath and allow it to go all the way down to your belly. Relax your shoulders and continue breathing slower and deeper. Feel your body naturally sway. You are made of energy and energy likes to move!!
Even when standing still, feel the movement within your body. With your breath. With your thoughts.
3. Keeping your eyes closed and your body relaxed, take your attention to your feet and feel how you are involuntarily using the muscles of your feet to keep you upright. Lean forward a little to activate the muscles in your toes as they take more of your weight. Now activate your heels as you lean backwards. See how your feet work to keep you from falling. Focus on this because you will want to feel when you involuntarily lean forwards or backwards.
4. Now say your full, correct name…..”My name is…Full Name” – see where your body naturally wants to sway. Say the same now with a false name that means nothing to you. Where do you sway?
5. Say the word LOVE and bring to your mind visions of loving people, places and thoughts – where do you sway?
6. Bring to your mind the word HATE and visions of cruelty and violence towards you and others. Which way do you naturally sway?
You can do the same with foods and other objects. For example, take an apple and hold it to your heart. Ask the question – is this apple good for my body? See which way your body moves. If the apple is good for your body, you will sway forwards. If not, you will sway backwards.
Take some time to really breathe into your body and your awareness. Keep your body relaxed.
Now do the same with your cigarettes/wine/beer/sugar/chocolate – is this “item” good for my body? Give yourself a few seconds to absorb the energy of the item/words/thoughts. Which way do you naturally sway?
Our bodies naturally strengthen and sway forwards with energy that is good for us – positive energy. With energy that is congruent with our own energy.
And our bodies naturally contract and weaken with energy that is not good for us.
Think about it. When you smell something “good” or meet someone you love, you instinctively move towards them. However, when you walk into a room with a horrible smell, or someone you dislike intensly comes towards you – you instinctively contract and your body wants to draw away from their energy.