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Re: Physical pain and tension

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:51 pm
by Pinetree
Should one try to be constantly aware of the muscle movements involved in moving one's body, for example lifting up one's arm?
Not in that much detail, just know that you're lifting your arm and aware of the sensations that you perceive.
Is there a way of working with the "wind element"/other elements that allows one to be more in tune with his or her body and become skillful in creating a sense of ease within the body without deluding oneself in the process?
The breath, movements of the abdomen is enough for me.

I think you may be trying to complicate yourself more than necessary. Maybe it would be helpful to be aware of your reasons for doing that.

Re: Physical pain and tension

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:16 pm
by kirk5a
Tom wrote: Is there a way of working with the "wind element"/other elements that allows one to be more in tune with his or her body and become skillful in creating a sense of ease within the body without deluding oneself in the process?
Sure. As I said before, have a look at Ajahn Lee's Method 2.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ml#method2

Re: Physical pain and tension

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:28 pm
by SarathW
Tom
Do you have a balance diet.
Take Magnesium tablet daily.
It is very good for body pain and tension.

Re: Physical pain and tension

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:44 pm
by Tom
Pinetree wrote:
Is there a way of working with the "wind element"/other elements that allows one to be more in tune with his or her body and become skillful in creating a sense of ease within the body without deluding oneself in the process?
The breath, movements of the abdomen is enough for me.

I think you may be trying to complicate yourself more than necessary. Maybe it would be helpful to be aware of your reasons for doing that.
From an thread I started 3 days ago : http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 88#p367234" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'm been feeling rather stuck and tense lately physically because I feel a bit lost on how to conceptualize voluntary internal movements. Ultimately what I'm seeking is a Buddhist perspective on how to always maintain the best ease in the body possible in whatever activities one is doing