During a lecture by a sadhu which is the name given to a holy man from the Himalayas, he was regularly massaging himself with massage oil what is fascinating is that this is nothing strange in India as it is referred to as abhyanga, however what struck me was the way he went about it.
When he was speaking he massaged his thighs, knees and legs with the massage oil in a loving seductive manner while still giving his lecture seemingly without any distraction or loss of concentration.
If I did not know beforehand that he was a celibate monk I would have been suspicious of him. He massaged himself with a heightened sense of awareness and that intrigued me.
In Ayurveda it is said that it is – better for you than for who you are massaging. This concept promotes the fact that we should give all our attention when we do something as it is better for us when we are doing something than for the object of our deliberate actions.
Thinking back to the sadhu massaging incident I realised that it was process-oriented as opposed to being goal-centered.
It was as if he could spend hours massaging his leg in a loving, caring manner.
Source: The Hearty Soul
Original article source: lifespa.com.