Intimacy Awareness Meditation or IAM Meditation by Ryan Molloy
A deep meaningful visualisation meditation that combines elements of the healing touch of Rieki and draws upon the power of Tantra for the restoration of emotional value.
Visualisation Meditation is a more active waking state practice. We guide the breath and mind in a specific direction for a desired result such as a mindset, a feeling, or a body sensation. Using our imagination to have a full five-sensory experience.
Tantra is love. Tantra is connection, presence and consciousness of relating to one's self and to another. Tantra combines spirituality and sexuality as a platform to deepen self-understanding and is a sacred path walked by many.
It helps people develop positive relationships with themselves and helps them feel worthy to enter into sacred, healthy relationships with other people. Tantra teaches those who open themselves up to the philosophy how to release their untapped potential by engaging all the senses.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being through out.
One of the most important parts of human heritage is the need for physical contact.
Known as the "feel good" hormone, oxytocin helps inspire positive thinking and maintaining an optimistic outlook on the world. The role of oxytocin for bonding also extends to helping generate feelings of compassion during interactions. This can contribute to an expansion of trust among individuals during social situations.
Physical touch increases levels of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that help regulate your mood as well as help your body relieve stress and anxiety. Dopamine is also known to regulate the pleasure centre in your brain that is a good counterpoint to feelings of anxiety. Invoking the release of oxytocin through physical contact helps humans connect to others and promotes feel-good sensations that foster a sense of well-being and happiness. Which is also known to improve the function of your immune system.
One of the easiest ways to let go of muscle tension is to actively feel and let go of emotions when they arise.
The effects of stress generally show up in five specific areas of the body. These areas are often referred to as the "stress chambers" or our "junk yards of emotion". The focus of the practise is releasing and connecting to those places in your body that need your caring attention. To then become enlightened by the control and surrender in enjoying yourself completely.
This can stem from our inability to communicate honestly with ourselves and others. Holding on to our truth and not letting it go of what we truly mean.
Lack of forgiveness in our heart can start to manifest stress in the shoulders. Freeing ourselves from this burden can literally lift the weight of the world from them.
We can start to hold tension in this part of our body by not taking ownership for what truly inspires us in life. Opening up this area can restore our confidence in who we truly are.
The stomach is sensitive, smart, and powerful. It feeds our nerves both figuratively and literally; it is the master hand of the gut instinct and the key to living on our own without fear. Restoring our ability to express our emotions connecting us with our true power of self-worth.
So much old emotional memory is held in this place in our body. The hips are the root element that connect to our basic needs, our sense of security and physical freedom. Letting go of the tension from this area can help heal loss and disappointment, restoring our passion, creativity and gifting us with the inner ability of re-birth.
Other places in the body also effected by trapped emotions:
Upper Back: Grief, Sorrow, and Sadness
Middle Back: Insecurity and Powerlessness
Lower Back: Guilt, Shame, and Unworthiness
Inner Thighs: Fear of Vulnerability
Outer Thighs: Frustration and Impatience
Buttocks: Anger and Rage
The purpose of the practise is to reconnect with a profound feeling of love for one's self in a safe intimate environment.
Balancing and integrating our feminine and masculine energies, in order to feel whole again.
Exploring this type of meditation creates space to shine light and heal shame, guilt and suppression, which is embedded in our society around our sexuality.
To achieve an open communication with our desires, wants and needs. To let go of all consequence and simply enjoy the pleasure in ourselves.
To connect with our inner passion allowing it to find support in our personal commitment against negative self-image.
You will be asked to sit on a stool as the meditation requires you to stay upright and alert.
You will be asked to sit closer to the front edge and hold your own spine up instead of leaning back or slouching. Your pelvis will be active with a slight curling of the tailbone bringing energy into your lower back. This will help straighten you up through your spine and rib cage without becoming too ridged. This approach will allow your chest and diaphragm to be more open during the practise of mindful breathing. The hips should be slightly higher than the knees with your feet flat on the floor and your legs in an open position. The hands can be kept on the thighs with your shoulders relaxed.
Mindful breathing during meditation requires paying close attention to the process of inhalation and exhalation. Notice the sensations that flow through the body as you breathe, sense how your belly moves up and down. How your chest rises and falls as your diaphragm fills with air then empties. When your mind wanders away from the breath, bring it back gently but firmly. This is bound to happen there is no right or wrong - noticing it and choosing to remain mindful is the practice. Commencing you will be asked to take 3 beginning breaths in through your nose then out through your mouth. This will help in connecting you to your breathing. You will then be asked to breath normally in through your nose and out through your nose.
There are many forms of meditation some with eyes open others with eyes closed. During this meditation you will be asked to close your eyes and commit to that feeling as you breathe in and out and relax.
During this type of practice it is possible in some cases to achieve a Kundalini awakening. Kundalini is a Sanskrit term from ancient India that identifies the arising of an energy and consciousness which has been coiled at the base of the spine since birth, and is the source of the life force ( pranic energy, chi , bio-energy) that everybody holds within them.
A person may experience deeper empathy with others, and this empathy can almost become telepathic. There is greater sensitivity, higher energy levels, sometimes psychic abilities or deep knowing, ageing can appear to slow down, creativity and charisma can increase, as can internal peace and knowing. There is a sense of being part of all that is. The greater mysteries of life are no longer mysteries.It can be threatening to the ego-structure because a person may feel a loss of interest in their old life and identity this may feel unfamiliar in some people and disorienting. A Kundalini awakening offers a profound opportunity for those called to follow a spiritual path. It gradually releases many patterns, conditions and delusions of the separate self. Opening the heart and mind to major shifts in perspective, and cause many unique and unfamiliar sensations including shaking, vibrating, spontaneous movement, visions, and many other phenomena. So understanding is important.
Sanskrit is the classical language of India and Hinduism with a history going back about 3,500 years. The language was systematically developed in regards to the natural progressions of sounds created by the human mouth. Designed to be an unchanging and perfected mode of communication, it is believed Sanskrit belongs to no one and, thus, belongs to all.
Many words and mantras used within the practice of yoga are of Sanskrit origin.
By trusting in your body's ability to communicate, you facilitate connection in ways that words alone cannot. Rather than worrying you're doing anything wrong, create deeper connection in you through meditation that leads to pleasure or healing and release from old wounds. Through a dedicated daily mediation practise you could also benefit from.
Our whole life is a spiritual practice. By maintaining awareness, anything we do, encounter or create, can be a way for us to gain access to the soul - deepening our connection to the universe.
To find the belief and patience in ourselves. A place that we do not need to move from. For what comes from us only knows where we are. Making it easy for you to be found and returned to the feeling of home. A place in you where you have and always will be truly loved.
This is an advanced 6 week course for those that would like to experience a greater emotional and physical self awareness through meditation.
It is advised that those considering this path should first commit to the beginners foundation course.
This will establish a deeper understanding of the personal power that can be generated through this type of practise.
6 one on one hour sessions over the course of 6 weeks £350.00
The student rate which applies to all students with a valid NUS card will be £310.00