I had the pleasure of reading a great blog on the Huffington Post yesterday. It was about the connection between the physical expression of yoga and the clarity of dreams experienced by the writer.
It got me thinking about my own experience with working with mind and body. I began to journal my dreams many years ago and was amazed to discover, often what I would dream came to reality later on.
These precognitive dreams were a direct result of the mediation practice I had developed to combat stress. My sleep states also evolved into lucid dreaming where I was aware I was lying in bed and future events were happening around me.
The connection between our physical body and dreams is our subconscious mind. These are the only way the deeper part of our mind can seek expression if we do not attempt to listen to it. Meditation is a way of giving expression to your subconscious mind.
As a massage therapist I became very aware of the connection between your physical body and your subconscious. You see, if you do not give expression to the subconscious it will force it’s way through your body or disturb your mind. The problem is, it normally causes stress, tension and pain that most people try to ignore.
The writer on the Huffington Post found getting in touch with her tension through yoga made her dream state clearer to her. This in turn created more harmony in her mind/body connection.
Your subconscious mind always has something it wants to get across to you, and it is always something that is meant to heal you in some way. The language it speaks will at first seem very foreign to you as it uses images to convey what it wants to say to you. With practice you can develop the ability to understand every subtle nuance of it’s expression.
Develop a practice of paying attention to your body and your dreams, and you will find that in time your life will be peaceful and complete.