In the same vein as my last post, I’ve begun trying different types of meditation and I’ve had a delightful experience I’d like to share with you:
Remember that just one minute of meditation can do you good? Well, during my morning shower, I keyed in to how the natural boar bristles of the body brush felt on my skin — down my arms, sides, thighs, calves…across my back and down the other side. How the hot water soothed my shoulders…and then the silky liquid soap running from my palm through fingers to become foamy lather. For these brief moments, all I focused on was the pleasant sensation on my skin.
This experience reminded me of a practice I’d forgotten – dry brushing (aka Garshana). Besides the obvious benefit of exfoliating the skin, dry brushing has been used for centuries to increase energy, blood flow, circulation and immunity. It is done before showering and in a particular circular, stroking, upward pattern.
While traditional meditation clears the mind, body brushing clears toxins from the skin. So, why not do both at the same time and get a double bonus from one effort?
Hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think.