The last weekend of ‘Your Body, Your Guide’ was on March 30 and 31 at Smara Siddhi. In two weekends participants followed a liberating flow through the chakras from bottom to top. By doing different exercises related to the body (bodywork), main issues related with each chakra were discovered, explored and healed.
The first weekend, 16 and 17 March, our journey started with the three lower chakras. Within these journey of our body we crossed the elements earth, water and fire. Related we individually found the basics around our mode of survival, emotions, sexuality and power. The journey continued with the exploration of the heart chakra, on Saturday the second weekend. The heart chakra is the balancing point of the 3 lower and 3 upper chakras, the place where the upward path of liberation frees itself from form and the downward path of manifestation manifest concrete what was first abstract. On the last day of our journey we let our body guide us through aspects of sound, light and thought. Giving us a liberating experience of the major factors that are coloring our lives such as communication, creativity, imagination, wisdom, knowledge and spirituality.
To make contact with the intelligence of our body, we started each day with a connecting yogaserie. In order to go deeper into the body we did various series of partner work such as Resonance Touch. The resonance touch exercise, as we practiced it, consisted of listening with our hands. During this listening a new creative (pure) form of communication could start. It can be seen as a loving and soft way of massage in which you make use of a soft vibration. Depending on the chakra this was followed by forms of bodywork and exercises derived from the practices of subbody Butoh and Healing Tao. To finish this journey (flow) we ended with a Five Rhythms wave, inspired by ‘Gabrielle Roth’. The breaks were mostly in silence to make it more easy to stay connected with the sensations of the body, which can tell us so much about ourselves if we learn (make the effort) to listen.
Even though two weekends (which you could also follow separate) is quite short, I have the feeling the participants went deep into their bodies. Most of the participants reasons to join the workshop was to release minds mental obsession and open it to the wisdom of the body. It was a big advantage that all participants were already engaged in personal development through NLP courses.
At the end the participants shared a lot of beautiful feedback. One of the participants said to have gone through a rebirth. This was also confirmed by the spiritual cards we were using during the last weekend.
That Smara Sidhi stimulates and facilitates this kind of workshops is not surprising. The name Smara Siddhi is derived from Sanskriet an old language used in ancient India. The Sanskrit language is the language in which for the first the yoga and the chakra system were written. You can translate Smara Siddhi as our power for self development so we can remember who we really are, free from the incorrect scripts we have about ourselves. ‘Your body, your guide’ has shown a powerful tool and opportunity on this path to self development. I don’t feel it was totally coincidence that the completion of this workshop series was on First Easter day. As it is said Easter is the party of spiritual awakening; Rebirth!