September 09, 2017
Did you know that our bodies are communicating with us each and every moment and include an inner navigational system? In Suzanne Scurlock-Durana's newest book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body's Wisdom, she outlines the many ways that the body communicates and enlightens us with it's wisdom to help navigate life in the most effective manner.
A large majority of people only recognize communication from the body when it is related to pain and discomfort. These signals are hard to ignore but long before the body experiences pain and discomfort it communicates to us what we need to know to prevent these undesired states. From health issues to intuition, our bodies are our closest ally in navigating the various challenges of life.
The author states, "The body has it's own language that is older and more primal than most of us realize. Our bodies speak to us with sensations, images, emotions, and an inner knowing that is beyond words." For many, this "inner guidance system" is shut off at an early age as a result of our culture's infatuation with the material world, technology and the absence of knowledge about how the body works. Combined with trauma which also inhibits our ability to perceive communication from the body, we are forced to try to navigate life without being able to access all of the available information. As we stumble through life, our body continues to send vital information to assist if we could only comprehend.
The main wisdom centers of the body are identified as the Heart (Gift of Inspiration), Gut (Gift of Instinctual Knowing), Pelvis (Gift of Power), Legs & Feet (Gift of Movement), Bones (Gifts of Clarity and Steadiness), and Brain (Gift of an Integrated System). These are the "specific areas where wisdom resides, and each one has its own characteristics," says the author.
"It is our present-moment sensory experience that provides the foundational data to the prefrontal area of our brain for the wisest decision-making possible. Without a conscious sensory connection to the present, we are forced to orient to the past."
Yet again, another reason why mindfulness is so important. If our mind is in the past or the future, we miss out on all of the communication from our body. Once we learn how to listen to the wisdom each center provides, we are able to navigate life's challenges with priceless information that affords better choices. This is how we reclaim our "inner guidance system."
The wisdom in this book was learned by the author through decades of personal experience practicing and teaching CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which healed her chronic pain and inspired her to share this transformational knowledge to heal others. She describes CranioSacral Therapy as a "gentle hands-on technique...that utilizes light touch and engages the body's wisdom and healing potential through a series of physical and emotional releases."
Reclaiming Your Body is full of valuable information to transform, heal and guide you successfully through life. It includes explorations at the end of each chapter focused on the main wisdom centers and also includes a free download for each wisdom center from the authors website.
Grab your copy of this life changing book to heal and awaken to your body's wisdom today!
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Enjoy this insightful interview with the Suzanne Scurlock-Durana and New World Library...
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Check out this book and Suzanne's first book, Full Body Presence, here.
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June 06, 2022
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Yogis have known the importance of the breath for thousands of years. The ancient sages taught us that “prana”, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through a spectrum of breathing exercises.
Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Utilize the Breath video to create a controlled meditative breath.
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May 10, 2022
One of our all time favorite teachers is the late Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher who had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. He had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.”
In the video below, Campbell discusses winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ -- all mythological images of a shift in consciousness. This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
April 04, 2022
The Science of Yoga Part 2 examines posture.
Learn more about the scientific effects of meditation on the brain by checking out the work of Harvard Neuroscientist Sara Lazar. Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.
Watch Sara's TedX talk, "How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains".
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