Yesterday’s session encouraged us to focus on appreciating our sense organs. Eye exercises were accompanied by a potted evolutionary history of the eye. If you palm your closed eyes and then move the hands away and back you can sense not only the temperature change, but a change in the quality of light and darkness. Somewhere in ancient history this sense, from a light sensitive cell or two on the skin, would have indicated a possible predator and enabled our primitive ancestors to hide, and survive and reproduce, and ultimately refine the light-sensitive spot to become the amazing organ it now is.
Even though we focused mainly on the face, students felt completely relaxed, body and mind, by the end of the session.