Touch as guidance

January 22, 2016

Recent comments in the air from a senior yoga teacher                                                                           here and there about not giving assists to students.  

Some words  expressed around not being sure of the student's condition

wondering...

why doesnt a senior teacher embody such knowing of experiential guidance                                      one who has been teaching and sharing body information                                                                        for decades, with so many moments of experience                                                                             instilled in  the professional Self as a guide                                                                                                 feel trusting  enough of that experienced Self                                                                                               to fully take up the Divine task of guidance into Grace.

If a student is wanting to be guided out of misalignment, discomfort or pain                                        mere language may only be able to elicit directions from the established cortical files of habit, re-using habitual neuro-pathways that are most dominant in the students daily use.

The profound re-patterning that can be supported by an embodied guide's touch is beyond language.

As is written in the Master texts of Yoga, experience is the only Truth.

Experience happens through the intelligence of the whole body as a sensing organism in space; connected to the Earth Sky and living environment.

Touch affects  so many aspects of relational presence and being

To take up the role of Teacher                                                                                                                         is to fully know ones Self                                                                                                                            ones anatomy                                                                                                                                              physical  emotional  mental  energetic and karmic Self                                                                        during ones tenure as a breathing being                                                                                                    no?

To bring the feared into ones work                                                                                                                  is not a reverent state of being                                                                                                                      as in fearing the student's situation  response  affect                                                                           Taking this to the edge of possible content                                                                                           isolation is a killer                                                                                                                                           this was proven during experiments with orphaned children of war during the 40s                                the untouched die                                                                                                                                             it is so of all beings 

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