Chris Britt returns to Healing at the Edge for a conversation with Ram Dev about inhabiting the body as a path to spiritual awakening, and why the body channel of healing is so important.
Chris Britt combines stories, humor, magic, mindfulness and embodiment techniques to help us navigate through these difficult times. Learn more about him at chrisbritt.com.
Inhabiting the Body as a Path to Awakening
Chris and Ram Dev dive straight into the subject of inhabiting the body as a path to awakening. Ram Dev shares some personal observations about his own spiritual path and how his body has been a reflection of the stages of development. He covers the first two stages of development, having an embodied mindfulness and then having a heart-felt embodiment.
“In trying to work with my mind and just deal with how tight my mind was, I kept, again and again, coming back to my body.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
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Working with Embodiment (14:45)
Ram Dev explores the concept of working with embodiment, and how we can stay grounded and centered even amidst the chaos of everyday life. He talks about the tantric stage of embodiment, where the chaos is honored. Chris asks for some tips about staying embodied while spending so much time in front of our computers these days.
“So many times, you’re waiting for a website to load, there’s little breaks in the workflow, and you just say a mantra a few times, or you just take a few grounding and centering breaths.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
Qualities of Gratitude (26:30)
Ram Dev details the final stage of development, nondual embodiment. Chris asks about the qualities of gratitude, and Ram Dev talks about a gratitude practice where we work to feel gratitude at all times, not just when things are going well. They end by reiterating how important the body channel of healing is, and touch on a few different practices and therapies.
“Can you begin to expand your awareness so you begin to experience the energy outside of your body? Can awareness expand so that you’re not just this bag of skin, that you’re filling the room that you’re sitting in?” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)