Many of our members come to floating for pain relief and we have previously discussed how floating can support people who are physically suffering. Here we delve into a simple acronym that can be applied not only for pain relief but any challenging situation.
I recently heard Jonathan Foust (Insight Meditation Teacher) describe a practice he used to delve behind pain and heal at the root cause. It’s a practice called RAIN that’s been adapted from Michele McDonald’s original idea. It can be a very helpful tool when applied to a situation where we are experiencing resistance to what is, such as difficult emotions, sensations or thoughts.
So much more than pain relief!
Why wait until we’re in a tricky situation?
Our bodies are constantly communicating with us and much wisdom can be gained by developing an intimate, compassionate and non-personal relationship so that we can clearly receive its messages. For instance, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an early warning system of danger ahead, so that we could avoid mishap?
Let’s tune in
So, if we are wanting to feel more sovereignty and peace within body, then it starts with becoming more aware of what it’s communicating at any given moment.
A go-to tool for seasoned floaters
So, whether we’re catching an early niggle or dealing with blown symptomology RAIN may become your practice of choice for opening the dialogue with your body and your deeper guidance. It’s a fabulous tool for seasoned floaters. The intimate time spent with the body during a float and the deeply relaxed states we reach, provide a perfect backdrop for a non-judgemental, compassionate exploration of our deepest physical sensations and hidden wisdom.