How to Sense the Body to Increase its Powers of Self-Regulation
This series of 12 Embodiment Exercises can be used as sensory meditations. Being able to be aware of one’s body is an important part of contacting and supporting the body’s inherent powers of self regulation to help symptoms of stress and trauma, to develop greater capacity for overwhelming positive and negative life experiences, and to make the body a greater container for the subtle energies of one’s being. In a series of embodiment exercises that can be done over many days, and repeated as often to derive growing benefits over time, Raja Selvam guides the listeners through the layers of the body in such a way that the listeners can not only learn how to sense the body quickly, but learn to sense the body and work with it in such a way that they can optimally support the self regulation that their body and energy have to offer them. Mental health professionals will find in these exercises effective clinical strategies for regulating every part of the body of their clients during treatment of stress and trauma symptoms.
Track Length | Title
Exercise 1 (43:31) – Working with the arms, legs, head, and neck areas
Exercise 2 (46:21) – Working with the three layers of the body, integration, reorganization, and energy
Exercise 3 (14:47) – Working with the seven muscle groups of the social engagement system
Exercise 4 (28:28) – Working with the ventral vagal and dorsal vagal systems
Exercise 5 (24:32) – Working with autonomic arousal and discharge, energy, and witness consciousness
Exercise 6 (19:09) – Working with the torso musculature
Exercise 7 (20:45) – Working with integration
Exercise 8 (21:06) – Working with discharge through the extremities
Exercise 9 (36:39) – Working with shoulder, respiratory, pelvic diaphragms, and internal organs
Exercise 10 (31:44) – Working with the central nervous system
Exercise 11 (30:18) – Working with the physiology of attachment
Exercise 12 (15:28) – Differentiating body, energy, and awareness.