What I also find fascinating is the body-mind connection – how the way we use our bodies can influence our mental state. We can get a sense of this with a very simple exercise – walk around the room twice, once with the head down and shoulders slumped forward, staring at the floor; the second time with the head high.
How we relate to our bodies is closely linked to how we relate to the rest of our lives.
Just like water can’t flow through a hose which is crinkled, so energy can’t flow freely through a body which is stiff and tense.
Our sense of smell can evoke emotional memories, scenes from the past, but it can also ground us very much in the present moment, into the here and now.
‘The true journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having fresh eyes.’ Marcel Proust