I woke early, not sure when, still dark, though.
I’ve listened to multiple Yoga Nidra/NSDR meditations on YouTube to help me get back to sleep, enough to improvise one for myself.
So I did! I included my chakras and central energy channel as well as breath and body parts, and indeed, went back to sleep until daylight.
Hmm. New idea for teaching Biodynamic Meditation in person!
So when I did my own Biodynamic Meditation, I was already primed.
By the second physiological sigh, I sensed radiance at my face. By the third, my central energy channel with Tide.
A cranial stillpoint came on. Then swirliness.
Then I felt a steady sensation of coolness in my abdomen. At first it was larger, and as I stayed with it, it became smaller.
I don’t know what’s going on, except that there is a holding pattern there that feels old that I haven’t noticed before.
Our bodies hold so much history.
It seems related to fear. Stuck fear.
It didn’t unwind or dissolve today, but the healing energy showed it to me and gave it more healing resources.
I’m wondering if this will be a new focus in future sessions, the way my cranial bones and pelvis — sites of multiple injuries — have.
This is day 87, practicing Biodynamic Meditation. The sun is shining on a lot of tree damage in the Austin area, and power is coming back on for many. My office park is without power or water… I look forward to working when it’s restored.
Photo of Florida sunrise by Eric Towler, photographer and Zen friend.