the wise body

The body as a container and resource of information and wisdom is often neglected. In the MBSR and MBCT programs, the intuitive intelligence of the body is re-discovered, emphasized and supported not only through what is being encountered in meditation practice but also through the mindful movement aspects of the programs. Too often the body is only noticed when physical pain or discomfort is present. Simple mindful movements can remind us that we can move for the joy of being in motion for its own sake and can help ground us in our bodies. Incorporating specific attention and awareness to movement as a vehicle of knowledge provides a reservoir of information.

Training Professionals in Mindfulness: The Heart of Teaching
Susan Lesley Woods

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