Class Two: Balancing the Physical Dimension

In this class, Phil and Caroline develop the primary strategies for creating balance in our physical dimension—diet and exercise. This can be a controversial area and what is presented avoids fads and unrealistic promises. Instead, you will learn the basics of a healthy physical routine to assist your body to play its part in delivering you a holistic experience of fulfillment. Physical health is a great determiner of your ability to balance the other two dimensions–the emotional and mental.  When you’re feeling poorly, you don’t have much interest in personal growth!

Application – Class Practice

In the presentation on Exercise, the wakefulness focus was on loving awareness of the physical body. An area of our body that we may exclude is chosen and loving energy and flowing gratitude is directed to it. Why is the physical dimension — the physical body — so challenging to love? It is the densest of our dimensions, and our ego-driven mind always wants it to be other than it is. Thus, in the wakefulness exercise, we are brought back again and again to watching our breath, slowing down, and flowing love and gratitude for our body, as well as experiencing the balanced flow of energy throughout the physical form.

In the presentation on Diet, the focus was directed to watching the breath and consciously directing it to slow down. The exercise progressed to watching the in-breath as the positive, interior polarity and the out-breath as the negative, exterior polarity. The duration of the breaths was observed and the longer of the two was noted. Focused awareness was brought to equalizing the breaths. Then the ‘sacred breath’ technique was introduced, in which a pause is occasionally placed on the in-breath, thus extending it. The experience of expanded holistic awareness was noted as the positive polarity is increased over the negative polarity. Lastly, attention was directed to the mid-points of balance between the breaths. Here the breaths are seen as the subjective and objective polarities and the spaces between the breaths as the witnessing consciousness that watches and includes both relative polarities as the same consciousness.

20 Minute High-Tech Meditation in the Theta Range

For best results use headphones while meditating with Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation. You may also close your eyes instead of watching the video for an even deeper experience.

Transcript

Part One: Diet with Phil


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Part Two: Exercise with Caroline


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