Today's #reverb10 writerly prompt is: December 12: Body Integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn't mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)
I’ve done a lot of mind/body work this year, and certainly a lot of thinking about the connection between the two in relation to my unexpected pregnancy. But this prompt immediately made me think of the December 3 #reverb10 prompt and my experience with Eat. Blog. Run.
As context, my mind typically is constantly spinning; I'm always thinking about ideas and people and things I want to do and creative tasks I want to explore. I’m kind of intense that way. And while I have found yoga enormously helpful in slowing down my brain and bringing me into the present with my mind and body, the moment of 2010 where I felt completely cohesive and alive and present was during Eat. Blog. Run. Whether it was due to sleep deprivation or the sheer intensity of the experience, I found myself completely present in mind and body in a way I had never experienced before. It was amazing and life changing –- an experience I will never forget. And one I hope to recreate in 2011, not necessarily in such a sleep deprived manner!