保罗·戈尔兹博士课程负责人 舞蹈戏剧(荣誉)文学士 explores the importance of embodiment 和 why you really need it in his latest Academic Blog.

It will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that you have a body, 你已经有一个很久了, 只要你活着,你就会拥有它.

虽然这可能会让你感到惊讶, 然而, to learn that a lot of people think of their body as something they “have” rather than something they “are”. 思想是你真实的样子, bodies are just there to carry the mind around 和 to do things like eat bagels, 工作电话, 或者踢足球.

This might be how you think of 你的身体, that the “you” bit lives 内部 你的身体,但 不是 你的身体, 让你独一无二的一切, 你所有的记忆, 你所有的情绪, 你所有的想法, 只是在大脑中吗. 这是有道理的, if you accidentally lost an arm you’d still be you wouldn’t you, 但如果你失去了一部分大脑, 也许你不会?

在砂卵石

这在西方世界是一个非常普遍的观点. Therefore when you have a problem we tend to ask if you want to talk about it (mind), 而不是围着它(身体)跳舞. However, in reality, the mind can’t be so easily separated from the body. Think about any big emotion you’ve experienced recently: stress, embarrassment, joy. 你感觉它在你身体的哪个部位? Turns out that most people feel these emotions in similar places. The body is a window into your emotions 和 often we only realise we’re feeling something when we notice our bodily reaction.

So, if you’re unsure about what you’re feeling right now, maybe have a quick check-in with 你的身体.

研究 shows that our bodies are often useful sources of information for what’s going on 内部 us. The way we move, the way we play, the way we hold ourselves. We may not realise how tense we are until someone else notices our hunched shoulders. We might wake up tired, even though we’re not aware of anything bothering us. So, if we want to really under站 ourselves, we should be tuning in to our bodies more.

这就是具体化的地方. 当美高梅官方网站app首页开始更多地关注美高梅官方网站app首页的身体, 美高梅官方网站app首页变得更加“融入”其中, 通过美高梅官方网站app首页的肉体体验世界, 不仅仅是美高梅官方网站app首页的思想. 

涟漪的水

体现 不是 just about noticing problems though, it’s about feeling more complete, more whole. 当小孩子玩耍的时候,他们会很自然地自由移动. 它们完全栖息在自己的身体里. 动物也是如此. They “think” 和 “feel” as much with their bodies as with their minds. We call this duality of mind 和 body the “psyche-soma” 和 being fully present in both we call embodiment. 

As we grow up, we tend to lose that connection with our body. Our society prioritises the mind 和 often treats the body as an inconvenience. School forces us to spend most of our times in our heads. Much of sport 和 exercise is framed around “pushing through”, 告诉你的身体去做你大脑想做的事. “没有付出,就没有收获”仍然是一句常见的口头禅. 除此之外, we are bombarded with images of what our body should look like, 美高梅官方网站app首页应该如何行动, 站, 走, 构成.

想象一下这样对待一个朋友:忽视他们, 强迫他们做你想做的事, 不关注他们的需求, 认为自己不够好. 当然,这种联系越来越弱! Yet our bodies are also the place where we experience the world. Often when dealing with the world it is easier to leave our bodies 和 retreat into our minds. 有时美高梅官方网站app首页积极地寻求解脱. 

瑜伽化身博客

不过也有好消息! 体现, 和其他技能一样, can be learnt (or rather re-learnt) by taking the time to tune into what’s happening to us. There are specific exercises designed to help, these are called somatic practices. 瑜伽可以是其中之一,但还有很多其他的方法. These practices help us to focus our attention away from the mind 和 increase our bodily awareness. This is often through movement where these things can be easier to notice. There is a whole branch of dance dedicated to somatic practice 和 embodiment.

具体化如何帮助你? The more we accept that our body is a fundamental part of who we become more in tune to it, the more we can feel whole 和 connected to out true nature. 只有这样,美高梅官方网站app首页才能更好地了解自己. 它是真实的,接地气的,真实的. It’s like making friends with someone who will always be there for us, no matter what.

So, 花点时间和你的身体做朋友, 就像所有的好友谊一样, 最好的开始方式就是倾听。 

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