Getting Into The Habit of Thinking ‘Three Body’

How are you doing at remembering to think ‘Three Body’ before exercising?

Ever since Gary wrote his introductory module notes to launch this Body Module support area, and added a page about taking our ‘Three Bodies’ for a workout, I’ve been wishing to get into the habit of including this apsect into my regular exercise – which would be running in my case, and found that it has improved things, most notably my ability to appreciate other things in awareness and do better accordingly.

What I wished to do first of all was to take on board the note Gary outlined to make the following affirmation before exercising;

“I give thanks for the opportunity to engage in relationship with my body through this exercise.”

What I found first of all upon trying to do this was that I didn’t remember what the mantra was, and when getting ready to exercise it was rarely convenient to come back on here and re-read it.

So the first thing I did was to realise that I needed to commit it to memory in advance, and as part of that I remembered to focus on the two things it suggests – giving thanks, and the notion of engaging in relationship.

I can see that many macho type men in particular might not see the point in all this.  The point, though, is focus, and the added benefit of distinction and outcome that comes from appreciation, and also understanding that we are talking about a relationship between you and your body.

In an audio that we have coming up, Gary talks about watching with bemusement as someone at his local gym got on a piece of exercising equipment and began to read a newspaper.

This detached and spearated approach is also questioned as part of David Heard’s approach to exercising and listening to the body as part of the Strength for Life programme.

So anyway, if you’re keen to get into focussing on the Three Body element of exercise, you may find, as I have, that it helps to remember the following mantra in advance;

“I give thanks for the opportunity to engage in relationship with my body through this exercise.”

Good luck with your progress, and if you wish to ask or talk about any of this, you are always welcome to jump on the Forum boards to do so.

Best wishes,

James Blacker

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