Mindfulness in shiatsu treatments

Today I taught a shiatsu class.  One theme was on developing awareness of the quality of the awareness with which the receiver’s energy field is sensed – and to cultivate positive qualities such as kindliness, friendliness, caring.  This mindfulness-based approach supported the students in developing that “connection” between the one receiving and the one giving the treatment. Furthermore, by encouraging both the giver and receiver to focus on present moment sensations (arising and passing away, moment by moment) there was an even clearer sense of congruence or resonance between their energy fields.  Overall the mindfulness approach supported a deepening of “connection” and potentially enhanced the positive effects of the treatment.  The between shiatsu with mindfulness is more fully described in an article by Sonia Moriceau.

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