Awakening Body Consciousness: Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart

Awakening Body Consciousness: Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart

by Patty de Llosa

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Overview

Whether you wish to explore spiritual development, practice your own presence in the world, or simply live more richly, Awakening Body Consciousness was written for you. This seven-step path to vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health unites body consciousness with the heart’s own sense of truth and the mind’s best attention. Awakening Body Consciousness combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science to reveal how our bodily presence and our sense of everyday presentness can serve as a bridge toward the I-consciousness within us. Rooted in the author’s decades of bodywork and studies of world religions, ritual practices, psychology, and neuroscience, Awakening Body Consciousness forges a new path to developing conscious awareness. Through the practice of attention to our own presence-in-the-world, we are able to open ourselves to the experience of unity in body, mind, and heart.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789760453
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Patty de Llosa is an author, a contributing editor of Parabola Magazine and The Daily Good, and a life coach. She teaches Tai Chi, Qigong, and the Alexander Technique in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Step One: Activating Your Fundamental Power
Why Body Consciousness?
Are You Ready?
Adopting a New Attitude
Changing the Way the Brain Works
Dissolving the Habits that Imprison You
Neutralizing Judgmental Attacks
Sitting by the Well

Step Two: Coming to Your Senses
Listening to the Call from Below
Connecting with Flesh and Bones
Embodying the Soul
Seeing Through the Eyes of a Tiger
Ensouling the Body
Processing Pain as Information
Collaborating with the Healer Within

Step Three: Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth
Accessing the Healing Power of Earth
Acknowledging Your Living Matrix
Investing in the Ultimate Anti-Aging Strategy
Receiving Earth’s Gift
Unloading the Burdens You Carry
Coming Up from Below
Standing Like a Tree

Step Four: Quieting the Monkey Mind
Emptying Your Cup
Coming Down from Above
Practicing Beginner’s Mind
Developing a Free Attention
Bringing Your Mind to Your Movement
Embodying an Image
Circulating the Light

Step Five: Breathing Into Balance
Accepting Imbalance
Creating Conditions for Change
Celebrating Limitations
De-Activating Stress
Getting Out of the Way
Looking for Help in a New Direction
Engaging in the Action of Being

Step Six: Aligning Body, Mind and Heart
Staying in Front of the Lack
Becoming Pervious
Making a Conscious Shift
Cultivating the Three Treasures
Applying Four Keys to Well-Being
Standing in Your Own Truth
Settling Down on Rumi’s Field

Step Seven: Forging New Relationships with Yourself and Others
Living the Questions
Discovering that “We Is What Me Is”
Dancing with the Divine
Awakening to the Conscious Feminine
Activating a New Feeling
Healing in the Quantum Field
Spontaneous Combustion

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