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Why the slow pace, still standing meditation & eyes sometimes closed during qigong & massage? It's a question asked of me at times about why I practice qigong and give massages blending a slow flowing quality and stillness, often with my eyes closed.
Simply answered, I usually ( not always ) am closing my eyes as this allows focus to relax inward. Cultivating & combining an appreciative, quietly open hearted 💗 loving appreciative awareness, calming into the present moment in my own body.
Which allows space enhancing feeling, flowing & supporting these nurturing qualities in ways to & within the person receiving massages from me, as much as they are appreciatively open to.
It also gives space for people to own their responsibility for feeling & directly honestly mutually respectfully stating if they have any specific boundaries & preferences at any moment what, where & when they are to me so that I am able to know & thereby respect them for mutual respect.
Quieting normalized disconnecting mind chatter into lovingly whole embodying unity of quiet, nurturing feeling.
Recognizing & releasing socially, religiously, ideologically & individually normalized shame, guilt, fear & distraction induced tension in mind and body about our & each others unitive naturally sensually alive nature.
If we are clinging to personal, ideological or other blinding, negative beliefs, assumptions, interpretations & projections this can feel unpleasant, uncomfortable and weird.
For those of us who are self responsible & have recognized & transformingly cleared enough of those negative, distorting beliefs & resulting intepretive feelings from ourselves, this unitively embodying nurturing, loving slowness and stillness is appreciated even when challenging at moments as well as when subtly & overtly pleasurable, calming and nurturing.
This also calms the nervous system, reducing the socially normalized fight or flight over reactions to & negative projections about the diversity of life, ways of living and loving and embodying life.
Allowing our 💗 heart to fill our bodily experience of being with more loving presence in the only time which exists - now.