Body Intelligence Meditation: Finding presence through embodiment

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Singing Dragon, Jul 21, 2014 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 168 pages

Ged Sumner introduces the unique Body Intelligence form of meditation which creates a deeply felt connection with the physical body.

The exercises and meditations inspire readers to take time out from the stresses of modern life, and helps them to tune in to subtle states of life that lie within the body. Pathways are provided to access different levels of connections, from the powerful, collective wholeness of the diaphragm to the calmness and flow of the fluid body. With a little practice a deep relationship and awareness emerges.

The innovative methods Sumner describes allow practitioners to open up their awareness of the body's sensations, bringing about a powerful sense of presence and experience of the now. This can lead to remarkable meditative states of bliss, energy and trauma resolution.

An original approach, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in meditation, particularly practitioners of craniosacral therapy, chi kung, martial arts, shiatsu, yoga, Rolfing, massage and anyone who uses meditation to deepen and support their practice.


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I'm not even done with the book yet but i feel like he is articulating exactly the process I use to find ease and calm in my body and brain. Becoming aware of my inner sensations has helped me tremendously and this book seems to be a great description of that process, how to do it, and the benefits. 


How to use this book
Chapter 1 What Is Real?
Chapter 2 Felt Sense Awareness
Chapter 3 Dynamic Stillness
Chapter 4 Peace and Autonomic Order
Chapter 5 The Amazing Connective Tissue Body
Chapter 6 Diaphragmatic Wholeness
Chapter 9 Fluid Body and Bliss
Chapter 10 Being Centred
Chapter 11 Embryonic Mind
Chapter 12 Internal and External Circulation
Chapter 13 Inner Cell
Chapter 14 Hormonal Space
Chapter 15 Brain Balancing
Chapter 16 Life Continuum

Chapter 7 Breath and Life
Chapter 8 Inner Volume and Depth

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About the author (2014)

Ged Sumner is a practicing craniosacral therapist, and teaches craniosacral therapy and chi kung. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy, and has a degree in chemistry. He is the director of Body Intelligence Training, which offers biodynamic craniosacral therapy practitioner courses in Europe, North America, Australasia and the Middle East (, and is also the director of Natural Movement – Elemental Chi Kung (

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