The body meditation™ practice is a method of conscious-relaxation to cultivate a state of ease and total presence in the body.
The intention for using the Body Meditation™ practice is to conscioulsy relax your way to the theta brain waves.
During the practice, you learn to purposefully keep your awareness in the body and intentionally cultivate a deeply relaxed state.
With practice, you will experince, a mind-body parnternship is necessary to access the theta brain waves. Your mind must stay present in your body to get to theta! Period! If your mind is wandering outside the body, you can only access alpha. There are benefits from spending time meditating in the alpha brain waves, and there are even greater benefits from consciously spending time in theta brain waves.
Theta is the deeper meditation state.
The body meditation practice will teach you how to let go at a deeper and deeper level and feel your way to theta. You will learn to relax and feel your way inward through the tissues, bones, and fluids, to the place within you where there is a deep sense of ease. In theta there is only ease.
While meditating, it is normal to cycle between alpha and theta, over time, with practice, you will learn to recognize the difference between alpha and theta.
Inside the human body there is only ease or dis-ease. Every thought , feeling and experience you have creates a sense of ease or dis-ease inside you. Ease is the essential state of being--you are meant to be at ease within. Every cell in your body responds to your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. When you choose to cultivate a deep sense of ease within, you facilitate your own healing (on every level--mind, body, heart, and spirit); and you facilitate an awakening of your higher consciousness. You have a powerful inner-guidance system inside you. The body meditation practice is a tool for accessing your higher consciousness. The higher consciousness and highest guidance is within you. One of the initial benefits from meditating in the state of ease (in theta) is an immediate rejuvenation. With practice there are many, many benefits and the only thing required is a willingness to sit and be fully present in your body.
See the "Body Meditation Process" page for instructions.