KHTK 5B: POSTURES OF THE BODY

August 27, 2014
This issue is now obsolete. For latest references please see: KHTK Mindfulness. The specific reference that updates this issue is Mindfulness in Bodily Activities.
This was part of a basic series of essays, which started this blog. These essays were later revised and the original versions were deleted. However, these essays were then added back to maintain a complete record.

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In the next exercise you expand the awareness from activities in a still body to the postures of the body, such as, going, standing, sitting, lying, etc.  Once again, you establish your awareness of the postures without interfering with the body.

Exercise 5-2

LOOK AND EXPERIENCE THE POSTURES OF THE BODY WITHOUT ADDING THOUGHT OR RESISTANCE.

1.    The body is naturally engaged in various activities throughout the day. Start becoming aware of just how the body is disposed at any moment.

2.    Start the exercise by becoming aware of the present posture of the body. Do not add any thought. Do not resist. Simply experience the posture.

3.    Keep observing the postures, such as going, standing, sitting, lying, etc. Do it as often as possible, even for a second each time. Do it at least “hundred” times a day. Make it a part of your new life style. Make it a habit.

4.    This exercise takes a lot of practice. It is not something that you do for 15 minutes a day. You have to live it as much as possible. Upon continual practice of this exercise you may gain the knowledge and awareness that the body exists and you can live unattached.

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