What is Mindbody Moksha?
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For over a decade neuro-scientists have said that higher thought, located in the neo-cortex, may well have evolved directly out of the cerebellum, which is the structure in the brain that has to do with planning and orchestrating movement.
Of course, this link has been intuitively obvious to people who have studied and worked with the body for thousands of years. It is also reflected in the fact that many of our key linguistic metaphors are linked to body experience: stand your ground; I can't stand it; backed into a corner; I've got to hand it to you; you're a pain in the neck; to have both feet on the ground; to be stiff-necked, hard-headed or tight-fisted; to get cold feet; etc.
Where do these weird expressions come from, if not that we have some direct link between who we are psychologically and who we are in our bodies?
As we live more at ease within ourselves, there is a natural unfolding of the richness of internal experience. In that way, we come home to ourselves, our nervous systems, our mindbody reality.
The driving force in humans is the desire to be accepted & accepting, connected & connecting to ourselves, others and the world. This is the drive towards mutual connection and the essential field for this connection resides in our bodies. It is through body awareness that we sense ourselves in relation to the other. The more body awareness we can attain--which includes awareness of sensation, energy, emotion, and the mind itself--the more we experience deeper clarity, understanding, choice, and freedom.
An understanding that the mind and body are interconnected, that whatever goes on in the mind is reflected in the body and whatever goes on in the body is reflected in the mind.
A Sanskrit word of freedom, self-knowledge and self-realization. Moksha is a removing of obstacles to an unrestricted life that permits a person to be more radically authentic.
A practice of integrative bodywork, relational counseling, insight meditation, and conscious intimacy supporting the journey of emancipation from the pain of disconnection between the mind and the body and a wholeistic experience of liberation from the fears besetting our lives.