Reverb10 – Body & Mind

December 12 – Body Integration This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)

To be honest, there aren’t many times this year I have felt like I have ‘been at one’ with my body. In most instances we are loggerheads. We haven’t been in sync since about 2003 {when I was a little skinny Minnie who could get away with eating a twix and some crisps for lunch!}

I am not fond of exercise. Yes, in the last year I have tried to run, but quite unsuccessfully. And I have tried to diet – to help the running. But it is so boring.

But have you ever been out on the mountains on a snowboard? {maybe it feels the same on ski’s but it’s been so long I can’t remember!} that moment when you speed up a little bit too much. You’re going slightly too fast for your own comfort. As you pick up speed you feel slightly out of control – even thought you know that if it comes to it you can pull it back – there’s that second there you know at any moment you could bottle it and it will hurt. Not only your limbs but your pride because you rarely push your self like this and you haven’t actually fallen over in a few years?

It’s that little moment that makes you feel REALLY alive! 


  1. Oh you described that moment perfectly. I could totally feel it! I am no athlete, but I remember when I first tried snowboarding. After I got it dialed in, it was the first – and still one of the only – things I do that puts me totally, exclusively, brilliantly in. the. moment.


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