Wind and Sand

"There is something in nature that forms patterns. We, as part of nature, also form patterns. The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand.

Our body moves as our mind moves. The qualities of any movement are a manifestation of how mind is expressing through the body at that moment. Changes in movement qualities indicate that the mind has shifted focus in the body. Conversely, when we direct the mind or attention to different areas of the body and initiate movement from those areas, we change the quality of our movement. So we find that movement can be a way to observe the expressions of the mind through the body, and it can also be a way to affect changes in the body-mind relationship."
(Cohen, Bonnie Bainbridge: Sensing, Feeling & Action, Northampton, MA, 1993)

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is the developer of Body-Mind Centering, an integrated approach to transformative experience through movement re-education and hands-on repatterning.

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