Day # 13 of “A.O.Y. 21 Day Immersion”… from “Osteopathy” to “Osteo-awareness” to “Buddha-bones”

Hello Beloved Friend,

I hope you are enjoying this ARUN/ OSHO Yoga 21 Day Immersion… i am absolutely LOVING IT!   I enjoy sharing with you and hearing your feedbacks, but the more precious gift for me is realizing how many secrets Osho has shared with me { and the world } over all of these years, and how these seeds have unveiled mysteries inside of my Energy-field that continue to flower every day… i feel truly blessed to walk this “long and winding road”… it’s the pathless path to deeper love and awareness!

Anubuddha playing the “Human spinal sitar”… Our spine is like a musical instrument

 

Let me relate a little personal/ Osho history and background of how and why i came to call what we are sharing and teaching in ARUN,  “Buddha-Bones”… it’s perhaps what i love most about Yoga and Conscious Touching.

{ let me say it now… this will be a long song… don’t get upset with me, please!  You can leave it until the right time, if it is too much for you now… i want to be total with this ! }.

how our bones look when we are “chillin’ out” and laid back…

In August of 1976, i had already been in Pune for 2 months.  I went to Osho’s Discourse in the mornings, did the monthly Meditation Camps, a few groups, enjoyed being around the Ashram, and 4 days a week i went to the Yoga School of B.K.S. Iyengar, which was also in Pune { Iyengar is still there, by the way.  Maybe i will tell stories about my time with him another time}.  In answer to a question of mine, Osho said i could begin teaching Yoga in his Ashram, because at that time, there were no classes happening there… this was quite a humbling situation for me.  I knew that i loved Yoga, and i had done Yoga asanas 1-2 hours daily for 3 years, and i had taught classes back in San Diego at Pujari’s Rajneesh Yoga Institute, but i was also clear that i was just a 24 year old kid, and many of the things i had heard Osho say about Yoga were so far beyond my own experience, it was ridiculous!  2 days before the starting day, i received a telegram {some of you have probably never seen a telegram! } It was from my Father in California.  The telegram said that my Mother had unexpectedly died the day before. I remember reading it just on the steps in front of Krishna House, while a gentle monsoon rain was falling.  This was such a bizarre moment for me… even though i had decided to stay in Pune “forever”, i instantly knew i should return home to be with my family.  So i went to Laxmi and told her, and she told me to come that night to see Osho.  I won’t tell everything, but that meeting with Osho was unbelievably deep for me… he said not to worry, my mother was fine… that death is not what we think it is, and that i should share yoga and meditation back in California, and come back when the time is right. “Help my people there, and don’t worry, you can never leave me”.

So i went back to live at Geetam Ashram, the big Osho Center in the High Desert outside of L.A. { I had found and sold Geetam to sannyasins as my last Real Estate transaction, earlier that year}.  Just after visiting my mother’s grave and being with my family a bit, i did a basic and advanced training in Postural Integration, and began teaching “Rajneesh Neo-Yoga” classes and giving sessions at Geetam.  This was a magical time… there were about 25 sannyasins living full time there, and on weekends and holidays and Full Moons, we would be up to a 100 people.  1000’s of people came to Osho through Geetam.  During this time, i started “catching up” and studying what Osho had said about Yoga and Tantra.

This small teaching from “THE TANTRA BOOK OF THE SECRETS is “pure gold” for anyone interested in learning about Touch, Inner Visualization, Yoga, Health, or Meditation!  EVERY TIME  I read it, it is new.  Remember, Osho gave these talks in 1973!  It taught me something that is still expanding inside of me.

Osho:

“Shiva says: ‘PLACE YOUR WHOLE ATTENTION IN THE NERVE, DELICATE AS THE LOTUS THREAD, IN THE CENTER OF YOUR SPINAL COLUMN. IN SUCH BE TRANSFORMED’.

If you can, concentrate on the spinal column, and then on a thread in the middle of it — on a very delicate nerve like a lotus thread running through it. Concentrate on it, and this very concentration throws you to your center. Why?
The spinal column is the base of your whole body structure. Everything is joined to it. Really, your brain is nothing but one pole of your spinal column. Physiologists say it is nothing but a spinal column growth; your brain is really a growth of your spinal column.

 

Delicate and intricate sensory and motor nerves running through our sacrum and pelvis

Your spine is connected with your whole body — everything is connected to it. That is why it is called the spine, the base. In this spine there is really a thread-like thing, but physiology will not say anything about it because it is not material. In this spine, just in the middle, there is a silver cord — a very delicate nerve. It is not really a nerve in the physiological sense. You cannot operate and find it; it will not be found there.
But in deep meditation it is seen. It is there; it is non-material. It is energy, not matter. And really, that energy cord in your spinal column is your life. Through that you are related to the invisible existence, and through that also you are related to the visible. That is the bridge between the invisible and the visible. Through that thread you are related to the body, and through that thread also you are related to your soul.
First, visualize the spine. At first you will feel very strange, you will be able to visualize it, but as an imagination. And if you go on endeavoring, then it will not be just your imagination. You will become capable of seeing your spinal column.

“I was working with a seeker on this technique. I gave him a picture of the body structure to concentrate upon so that he would begin to feel how the spinal column can be visualized inside. Then he started. Within a week he came and said, “This is very strange. I tried to see the picture you gave me, but many times that picture disappeared and I saw a different spine. I t is not exactly like the picture you gave to me.”
So I told him, “Now you are on the right path. Forget that picture completely, and go on seeing the spine that has become visible to you.”
Man can see his own body structure from within. We have not tried it because it is very, very fearful, loathsome; because when you see your bones, blood, veins, you become afraid. So really, we have completely blocked our minds from seeing within. We see the body from without, as if someone else is looking at the body. It is just as if you go outside this room and look at it — then you know the outer walls. Come in and look at the house — then you can look at the inner walls. You see your body from outside as if you are somebody else seeing your body. You have not seen your body from inside. We are capable of it, but because of this fear it has become a strange thing.
Indian yoga books say many things about the body which have been found to be exactly right by new scientific research, and science is unable to explain this. How could they know? Surgery and knowledge of the inside of the human body are very recent developments. How could they know of all the nerves, of all the centers, of all the inner structures? They knew even about the latest findings; they have talked about them, they have worked upon them. Yoga has always been aware about all the basic, significant things in the body. But they were not dissecting bodies, so how could they know?
Really, there is another way of looking at your own body — from within. If you can concentrate within, suddenly you begin to see your body — the inner lining of the body. This is good for those who are deeply body-oriented. If you feel yourself a materialist, if you feel yourself to be nothing but body, this technique will be very helpful for you. If you feel yourself to be a body, if you are a believer in Charvak or in Marx, if you believe that man is nothing but a body, this technique will b e very helpful for you. Then go and see the bone structure of man.”

Can you imagine the scene that Osho just related?!?  Osho giving anatomy pictures to a seeker?  And then saying that we can see our bones from inside?  And saying that most people are afraid to see their bodies from inside… how the Spine and Brain are one unity… how Yoga discovered many significant things that modern research is just beginning to understand, just by meditating on the inner life… How your spine is not exactly like anyone else’s spine?}

Now Osho continues… to follow the steps of how we reached to the treasure of “Buddha-bones”, you need to read the words of Osho above and below very mindfully… then some methods of teaching in ARUN will become clear for you also:

“In the old tantra and yoga schools they used many bones.  Even now a tantric will always be found with some bones, with a man’s skull.  Really, that is to help concentration from inside.

First he concentrates on that skull, then he closes his eyes and tries to visualize his own skull.  He goes on trying to see the outer skull inside, and by and by he begins to feel his own skull.  His consciousness begins to be focused.  That outer skull, the concentration on it and the visualization, are just helps. Once you are focused inside, you can move from your toes to your head.  You can move inside — and it is a great universe.  Your small body is a great universe.

This sutra uses the spinal column because within the spinal column there is the thread of life.  This is why there is so much insistence on a straight backbone, because if the backbone is not straight you will not be capable of seeing the inner thread .  It is very delicate, it is very subtle — it is minute.  It is an energy flow.  So if the spinal column is straight, absolutely straight, only then can you have glimpses of that thread.

But our spinal columns are not straight.  Hindus have tried to make everyone’s spinal column straight from the very childhood.  Their ways of sitting, their ways of sleeping, their ways of walking were all based, basically, on a straight spinal column. If the spinal column is not straight, then it is very difficult to see the inner core. It is delicate — and really, it is not material.  It is immaterial; it is a force.  When the spinal column is absolutely straight, that thread-like force is seen easily.

… IN SUCH BE TRANSFORMED. Once you can feel, concentrate and realize this thread, you will be filled with a new light. The light will be coming from your spinal column.  It will spread all over your body; it may even go beyond your body. When it goes beyond, auras are seen.”

So, Osho gave us a clue here… i started bringing my refined inner anatomy knowledge, my Yoga, and my “watching inside” together… as a unity.  No one had ever said that was possible to me before.  During the 1st Stage of Kundalini, for instance, i would visualize my Bones shaking and becoming free… but i would really see them. Or, while doing “the Cobra”, or the “shoulder Stand”, or walking… i would visualize and feel inside with my anatomical eyes… and this changed and opened a whole new experience of meditation and of inner anatomy.

Visualize and be aware of your “buddha-bones” while in the “Shoulder Stand” constellation…

Then, in 1980, through the alchemical magic of working and meditating in Osho’s Multiversity in India, {an authentic “Mystery School”}, comes the next step in finding the inner Treasure of “Buddha-bones”…

From “Osteopathy to Rebalancing

For 2 years, i lived and worked at Geetam, then i returned to Pune in !978.  Around Osho, there were thousands of people, and everyone has their own story, depending on where they were, and what their focus was while with Osho.  I was always around the “Healing Arts” area of the Ashram, so that is what i know the best.  But with Osho, everything was and is inter-connected and part of an amazing symphony of love and energy.

In 1980, Osho gave us the name “Rebalancing” for our work { instead of Rolfing or Postural Integration}, i was one of the 5 original Rebalancers.  At the same time, Osho again asked me to lead Osho Neo-Yoga classes in Buddha Hall.  I was really ready for both jobs!  This is one interesting quote from Osho about Deep Touch and the Energy Body and Yoga from that time:

Anubuddha with scapula related to spinal bones… “you become able to see and feel the bones under your hands”…

“In the West also a few people have come across this phenomenon — Alexander Lowen or other bioenergetic people who have been working on bioenergy. That is prana. They have come to feel that people who are afraid, their chest is tense and they are breathing very shallow breaths. If their breathing can be made deeper, to go and touch the belly, the hara center, then their fear disappears. If their musculature can be relaxed, as it is done in Rolfing…. Ida Rolf has invented one of the most beautiful methods to change the inner structure of the body. Because if you have been breathing wrongly for many years, you have developed a musculature, and that musculature will be in the way and will not allow you to rightly breathe or deeply breathe. And even if you remember for a few seconds — you will breathe deeply — again when you are engaged in your work you will start breathing shallow chest breathings. The musculature has to be changed. Once the musculature is changed, the fear disappears and the tension disappears. Rolfing is tremendously helpful; but the working is on pranamaya kosha , the second — bioplasma body, bioenergy body, chi body, or whatsoever you want to call it.”

When Osho was in the Body, in his Healing Arts Academy, we all learned and shared with each other.  One great gift i was given during this time was a 3 hour class in “Osteopathy” once a week for 10 weeks, taught by Shiva, a 2nd generation Scottish osteopath, named Shiva.  Osteopathy was discovered by Andrew Still, who i mentioned yesterday.  While Still was alive, in the late 1800’s until 1920, he started a movement in America that is very different, but has some similarities to the movement that happened around Osho… Osteopathy was an utter rebellion against the Medical Profession. It was a very inspired spiritual vision of the Human Body, and how it could be kept healthy without drugs.  Andrew Still was a scientist and a mystic.  In 1980, a deep appreciation for this Man was stirred within me.  He was a VERY TOTAL AND COURAGEOUS MAN!   “The old Doctor” was famous for “not teaching specific treatments”… he would insist on his students understanding the inner workings themselves.  I think it can deepen your own vision to tune into him…

This is Dr Still addressing his students in 1904:

Philosophy of Osteopathy, by Dr Andrew Taylor Still:

“The philosophy of manipulations is based upon an absolute knowledge of the form and function of all bones belonging to the bony framework of the human body.  We must know the position and purpose of each bone and be thoroughly acquainted with each of its articulations.  Simply to know that our heads rest upon the atlas and axis, that we have 7 bones in the neck, 12 in the dorsal region and 5 in the lumbar is of little use.  We must have a perfect image of the normal articulations of the bone or bones that we wish to adjust.  We must be critically certain that we know all articulations of the bones in the whole system.  We must know how the blood is supplied and when that arterial blood has done its work we must know how it returns and what would be an obstruction that would prevent its return.  Without this information our opinion as to cause of variations from the perfectly healthy condition is without foundation, for our mechanical detection has failed to acquaint our minds  with the cause that produces the abnormal condition in a perfectly healthy system.  A normal, clear image of the form and function of all parts of the body must be seen by the mind’s eye, or our work will condemn us.

Dr Andrew T. Still, the founder of “Osteopathy” feeling and meditating with the Femur… over 100 years ago

Andrew Still continues…

“For 35 years I have labored to acquaint myself with the exact form of every bone that belongs to the framework of man’s whole body.  I have given attention not only to the form of each bone but also to why it is different in form and action from all other bones; to its exact location and articulation so that when it is removed from its place I know just where it belongs and how to take it and place it in the position that the builder intended for it.  For days, months and years, and many of them, I have examined and criticized the normal and the abnormal position of all bones of the whole system.  By this extensive study I have formed in my head a perpetual image of every articulation in the framework of the human body.”

I have often thought of and tried to sense what Still was trying to convey by calling his vision of total health “Osteopathy”.  He was a Doctor, and really fighting against the powerful Medical Profession. He was saying, that if you can put all the bones in their “proper place”, and keep all the blood supply and nerves to and from each bone flowing without restriction, then you will have no illness in the Body, and it will never help to fight disease with drugs.  I respect his understanding, and think that to a certain extent, that Still is correct.  But Osteopathy itself, after his death, has gone far away from his vision and experiential wisdom.  And, any name or system with the word “pathy” in it, was not how i prefer to reason.  I think he did a great work, and he definitely healed many diseases, and i agree with him on many points.  But i also think that an even higher synthesis is possible…

Andrew Still’s premise is a very evolved understanding, and worth experimenting with… that it is possible to see each bone as an individual unique member, with its special reason for being where it is.. and it is possible to minutely see each surface of each bone.  And if you can see each bone, and keep all the blood and nerves flowing freeing around them, then you will experience health.  So, for many years, i have been watching the skeleton with my heart open, listening to it, talking to it… seeing the complexity of relationships between the 226 bones.  This was a very big part of Osho Rebalancing… deeply understanding the Body Structure, and how to help it be in its natural position.  Andrew Still felt that “Osteo” was the key… This led me to the next step… “Osteo Awareness”.

I began playing with the words “Osteo-awareness”- not “osteopathy”.  Taking the cue from Osho and Buddha that “awareness brings transformation”, i started seeing that clearly that the essential health of Body, Mind, and Spirit is not dependent on the “position of each part”… what is most important is the “love and awareness” of each part.  Meeting Anasha, and learning from her about deep relaxation, let-go, and the “Breath of Meditation” led us to the next step…

“Buddha-bones” or Conscious Breathing Bones

“Buddha-bones” in front of sitz bones… notice how the sacrum and craniosacral wave are free to breath… it is amazing how the Rishi’s were able to penetrate the mysterious link between physical and cosmic energies…

This is very important for ARUN/ OSHO Yoga:

Use the time while moving your body in the different asanas to “feel in” with each bone; to “think in” with each bone; to “be in” each bone… EVERY BONE has a top {north} part; bottom part {south}; east part {right}; west part {left}; front; back; inside; outer walls; “boneskin” {the periosteum, where the highest concentration of sensory nerves are located}… EACH BONE has one of more articulations… in the articulations {or joints} there are “proprio-ceptor” nerves.  EACH BONE (with the exception of “Talus” in center of ankle} has muscles attaching to it that pull/ move it in various directions relative to its neighbors.  EACH BONE is a valuable part of the Energy-field.  As you stay in the various stretches, or when you’re walking, or sitting, or lying down… see your Bones.  The deeper and more often you see your bones, the more conscious they will become.  It is as if you are “coating them”, or “painting your bones” with your love and awareness.  There comes a moment when you are not “trying to see your bones”… YOU ACTUALLY SEE YOUR BONES!  THIS SEEING BRINGS YOU 2 THINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY…  YOU ARE “IN YOUR BONES”, BUT ALSO YOU ARE DIS-IDENTIFIED WITH THEM AT THE SAME TIME!

This deep love and awareness with detached witnessing of the Bones is something that is very hard to talk about… I sense that it is a Natural Harmony { ARmonia UNiversal, or “ARUN” } that is very healing, and from this space, many beautiful energies become available.  I like to call this inner awareness “Buddha-bones”.  We will leave it here for now…

Feel many good vibrations flowing your way… with love,
Anubuddha

9 thoughts on “Day # 13 of “A.O.Y. 21 Day Immersion”… from “Osteopathy” to “Osteo-awareness” to “Buddha-bones”

  1. Mirjam Reply

    Hallo an alle! Nachdem ich die Texte von gestern und heute gelesen habe möchte ich euch eine Geschichte erzählen, die ich vor zwei Wochen erlebt habe.
    Ich war auf einem Heilpraktiker Treffen von Leuten hier aus der Gegend. Wir haben uns mit Lymphdrainage beschäftigt.
    Dort war eine Frau, eine erfolgreiche Osteopathin, mit der ich ins Gespräch kam. Ich erzählte ihr von meinen Rückenschmerzen und dass es mir seit einiger Zeit nur durch nach innen schauen, atmen und dehnen die meiste Zeit recht gut gehen würde. Und dass ich denke, dass man sich nur mit nach innen schauen und atmen heilen kann. Ich weiss gar nicht mehr warum ich das sagte, ich wollte auf gar keinen Fall ihre Arbeit infrage stellen. Auf jeden Fall vertrat diese Frau dann die Meinung, dass Heilung nur dann entstehen kann, wenn die zugrunde liegende körperliche Blockade gelöst wird und dann habe ich mich doch wirklich von ihr anfassen lassen. Sie fand eine Blockade in meiner Wirbelsäule und machte eine osteopathische Technik. Seither habe ich wieder deutlich mehr Schmerzen. Das ist ok. Es war eine große Lektion für mich, mir selber zu glauben und zu vertrauen! Und wie dankbar ich bin für ARUN, wo niemand meine Blockaden weg machen will. Und ich selbst setze mich bei den Sessions immer wieder unter den Druck etwas “erreichen” zu müssen. Jetzt habe ich am eigenen Körper fühlen dürfen, wie unangenehm das ist und wie viel tiefer und heilsamer eine Berührung für mich ist, die nichts verändern möchte. Das möchte ich von ganzen Herzen immer mehr in meine Sessions bringen!
    Danke, diese Texte sind der Hammer!
    Jetzt freue ich mich auf Yoga! Ich wünsche euch allen alles Liebe! Mirjam

    • anubuddha Post authorReply

      Hi Beloved Mirjam, such a beautiful story you are sharing! thank you. Anasha and i will comment on this in more detail soon, as it is very relevant to what ARUN is all about. It is so nice to feel you through all of these days, and i look forward to seeing you soon. A warm hug, Anubuddha { and Anasha}

  2. Deva Manyu Reply

    Beloveds

    interesting again. Aslo the words OSTHE and OSHO being so cloese together.
    The pictures also make everything much more clear, for getting an idea about my inner body. To get started… I have seen the book in my teacher trainings, but deno’t rememerbthe name. CAn you pelase tell me. Would like to have a copy for my self.

    I had a yoga teacher from Texas, Robert Boustany, who is also very much into this way of experiencing a deeper understanding of yoga. You know each other by any chance? Would be great to share with each other, he is on my facebook.

    Lots of LOVE

    • anubuddha Post authorReply

      Hi Manyu, yes, it is pretty interesting! But there is really not much relation between Osho and osteo… except the 1st 2 letters. On one of the first posts, i share the roots of “osho”… it is coming from Japanese characters. Here you can consult … Day # 2… http://wp.me/p14Qm1-1j
      I’m not sure what book you are referring to… the photos i included are from different books. And no, i have never heard of R.B.
      Keep taking it gradual with your spine… and enjoy

  3. Hannah Bijl Reply

    I read the texst and replys. I like to share following.
    I discovered, by meditating and sensing my body, that there are holes and pain in my bones. I work on that and very slowly it is opening up. I work on it by daring to enter into the holes and pain. Then a huge strength is opening up, so I am very careful. From working very consistenly and with people around me in presence it is opening up. It is very existential and I begin to notice a transparent subtle field of awareness I am in. It is opening up from my bones and I learn to feel I can exist in that field. Then the breathing is opening up spontaniously. As a young child I was very dynamic, but feeling that total transparent holding now [there was no holding when I was very young, because of ww2) I can feel my existential holding. Feeling that matrix makes it possible for me to regulate my energy and bring it home. It’s an integration. That brings an opening up of the substance and the inner space is changing…

    I ones went to a therapist who was pulling on my legs and arms very fast. It helped in that moment but I noticed the existential fear/shock increased. So I never did that again. Now I am stretching every day when I feel like doing so. I know I have to feel first “I want to be here! and from that feeling I stretch, I exist, I feel how I can open up, like when I get up in the mroning. So a deep exitential consciousness is on the base of all this.

    Sometimes the consciousness is opening up spontaniously. In a fraction I know from feeling my body. However all this is as a slow and subtle process. That’s why I want to share this., to tell you to grow slowly and accept how this is opening up in you from stagnation and pain. Underneath is “How can I really be here and being myself”. That is not alway easy but when you dare… it starts to open up.

    That full moon yesterday, I was walking outside for a while and sensing my body. I noticed a huge tenderness. I also noticed that it takes time to embody all that and be stable to deal with that quality. I call that femininity and it needs space and love to devellop. Knowing that makes me aware how I need sharing this with people and realizing ‘it is in me as a gift to learn this deep inner quality’.

    So that’s what is opening up now
    being in contact with all your preciousness
    and love,
    Hannah Bijl.

  4. Francescca Reply

    Hello dear friends,
    first of all i want to say that i like very much this 21 days experiments and i’m really glad to share it with you.
    For some days i tried to visualize my skull and neck bones and i have been amazed by the suggestion to see the silver thread in the spinal coloumn just in these days…
    So today i have started with my intention to see it inside and this attention has been present few times during my day at work. Specially while i was giving a back massage i remembered the suggestion..
    So i have a thought about this ….when you have Arun Meditation with someone, do you see inside your spine or do you see the friend’s spine under your hands?
    In other words, during a session, what’s best between visualizing the freind’s inner body and visualizzation of our one?
    Now my patient love Apurvo, who helps me with the translation (and with the smoothies drinking), will try to write this in spanish .
    with all my heart…..Francesca
    ————–
    Hola queridos amig@s,
    antes todo quiero decir que me gustan mucho esto experimento de 21 dias
    y estoy realmente encantada de compartirlo con vosotr@s.
    Por algunos dias he ententado visualizar los huesos de mi craneo y cuello y me quedé
    sorprendida por la sugerencia de visualizar el hilo de plata en el interior de la columna vertebral justo en estos dias…
    Asì hoy he empezado con la intentiòn de mirar hacia dentro y esta atenciòn ha sido presente algunas veces en el mentre de mi dia de trabajo.
    Especialmente cuando estaba dando un masaje a la espalda me acuerdè de la sugerencia…
    asì que tengo un pensamiento sobre eso… cuando das una Meditaciòn Arun, miras hacia tu interioridad, tus huesos y energia o miras hacia el interior del amig@ que estas tratando?
    in otras palabras. en el mentre de una sesiòn, es mejor visualizar nosotros mismos o la interioridad del cuerpo del nuestro amig@?

    mi paciente amor apurvo que me ayuda con las traduccciones (y en el beber los smoothies) ententerà ahora de traducir todo eso en espanol*
    con todo mi corazon… Francesca

    * ella es siempre un poco mas optimista de lo normal.. 🙂 (n d t)

    • anubuddha Post authorReply

      Hi Beloved Francesca, yes~ isn’t it amazing? “watching inside” brings a quality of presence that begins to “touch” the other… most times, i leave my watching inside while touching fluid. Sometimes i am more aware of the one i am touching, and “seeing” into their energy-field, and listening to the responses. Other moments, i am more seeing/sensing my life energy, and letting it flow through the hands. Sometimes, i am aware of both~ watching inside of me and the person simultaneously… this is “full presence”, and very spontaneous and “moment to moment”. Other times, i am not looking… just in the touch, or the breath, or the sensations and feelings being generated. Other moments, an energy of “metta”, or “loving kindness” is what is happening, and this is also spontaneous and “electro-magnetic” in the sense that it is a “circle of energy” moving invisibly through the contact. Other moments, when the energy is really originating and flowing through my “hara center”, there is not much mind or feeling… difficult to explain or talk about, but it is an energy of space, emptiness, and “just being” that i am very grateful to experience. And other times, i am using my “mind/ 3rd eye center” to try to connect with the one i am with in a very personal way. So, with “ARUN Conscious Touching Meditations” there is no way for me to predict… and i really don’t try to program myself or the other as to what “should happen”. I enter into the body without fear, and without expectations… using my touch as a light to help them “watch inside” with presence, love, interest, relaxation… seeing the physical body {“bones, muscles, blood, fascia, tendons, organs, ligaments, brain, glands, lungs, etc”}, and the invisible energy body {“energy lines, electro-magnetic flow, chakras, emotions, beliefs, prana, etc”}… and remembering that they are a “body and consciousness as an organic unity”.
      So it is all good what you are experiencing Francesca… simple and effective and healing and mysterious and fun and meditative all at the same time! We are sharing our awareness and our love and our aloneness with the other. That is why Anasha and i call ARUN Conscious Touch the “Gift of the Buddhas”, and also an “Inter-active Meditation”.
      I look forward to seeing you again soon… this ‘watching inside” will really transform us in many unpredictable ways. Thank you for sharing your passion for what you are experiencing and learning. A warm hug, Anubuddha

  5. Francescca Reply

    Hello dear friends,
    first of all i want to say that i like very much this 21 days experiments and i’m really glad to share it with you.
    For some days i tried to visualize my skull and neck bones and i have been amazed by the suggestion to see the silver thread in the spinal coloumn just in these days…
    So today i have started with my intention to see it inside and this attention has been present few times during my day at work. Specially while i was giving a back massage i remembered the suggestion..
    So i have a thought about this ….when you have Arun Meditation with someone, do you see inside your spine or do you see the friend’s spine under your hands?
    In other words, during a session, what’s best between visualizing the freind’s inner body and visualization of our one?
    Now my patient love Apurvo, who helps me with the translation (and with the smoothies drinking), will try to write this in spanish .
    with all my heart…..Francesca
    ————–
    Hola queridos amig@s,
    antes todo quiero decir que me gustan mucho esto experimento de 21 dias
    y estoy realmente encantada de compartirlo con vosotr@s.
    Por algunos dias he ententado visualizar los huesos de mi craneo y cuello y me quedé
    sorprendida por la sugerencia de visualizar el hilo de plata en el interior de la columna vertebral justo en estos dias…
    Asì hoy he empezado con la intenciòn de mirar hacia dentro y esta atenciòn ha sido presente algunas veces en el mentre de mi dia de trabajo.
    Especialmente cuando estaba dando un masaje a la espalda me acuerdè de la sugerencia…
    asì que tengo un pensamiento sobre eso… cuando das una Meditaciòn Arun, miras hacia tu interioridad, tus huesos y energia o miras hacia el interior del amig@ que estas tratando?
    in otras palabras. en el mentre de una sesiòn, es mejor visualizar nosotros mismos o la interioridad del cuerpo del nuestro amig@?

    mi paciente amor apurvo que me ayuda con las traducciones (y en el beber los smoothies) ententerà ahora de traducir todo eso en espanol*
    con todo mi corazon… Francesca

    * ella es siempre un poco mas optimista de lo normal.. 🙂 (n d t)

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