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Apr
2012
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Underwater

Are there times when you feel you’re just not ‘there?’

Like your molecules are all scattered?

Well, to me that state is about being ‘out of sorts,’ or from being in a different environment than I am used to. I live in the country, in an old apple orchard, it’s pretty quiet.  When I go into San Francisco, the whole vibe is different.  Everything is revved up.  I get used to it.  I like it.

Then I come home and I like the quiet stillness yet something’s missing.

and so, to round myself up again, I do this simple body prayer to gather in my molecules from wherever they have been traveling.

I stand still, feet about shoulder distance apart and I begin rotating my hips and waist, making circles, in one direction and soon I begin to hum or sound mmmmmm. Then I change direction my hips have been rotating.  Clockwise to counter-clockwise.  I can do that for a few minutes and a centeredness embraces me.  That can bring me home. Maybe it will help you too.

Simply try when feeling fine or  anxious, restless or stuck .  You have nothing to lose but a few minutes.  Give yourself 3 days in a row to explore success with this body prayer.

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Scientist-photographer author and teacher bringing together science, art and sometimes the sacred. PhD biochemist, post-doc in immunology and years of teaching mindbody health and sensory awareness. Looking within with a microscope my vision of the world has changed, yours might, too.