Do you ever just delight in the sensory world we live in? Imagine living your life as though every day you are in a new place, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and noises in a whole new way. When we get stuck in the same routine we often lose the magic of connecting to our sensuality. I often recommend for people in my classes to move with eyes closed or at least softened so they can really sense into their internal space or to delight in the felt sense of the breath moving through their body, there is nothing more enlivening than connecting with the very life force that is animating us and after teaching restorative yoga we delight in the sensation of chocolate as it hits our taste buds. Being aware of our sensations helps us to ground us into now. Being more sensual can allow you to experience more pleasure in your everyday life, not just sexually but in every aspect of your life. Think of the feeling of sand between your toes, the smell of freshly ground coffee, the effect of your favourite music, a sad song, a happy song, a song that triggers memories, a full moon on a clear night, a beautiful sun set or sun rise, the smell of freshly cut grass, the feel of a beautiful fabric against your skin, a welcoming hug, the soft fur of your pet against your hand, the smell of fresh lilies, the smell of rain, the taste of your favourite food, the sensation of warm water on your naked skin, the sound of the ocean, the feeling of slipping into freshly washed sheets at the end of a long day, making love, moving your body in rhythm with music or sensing into a more somatic movement based practice. Tuning into the sensory world helps us to slow down, pause and fully experience the magic of this human experience. Try for today to delight in each of your senses sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and see how it affects your life.
Advanced clinical massage therapist and yoga teacher.