All of our experiences come to form in our body. For instance, when you get excited about going on a date you might notice that your heart beats faster and it feels like there are butterflies in your stomach. Your hands may become sweaty and your mouth becomes dry. Take a moment to pay attention to what is happening in your body right now. Notice your breath, your feet and your hands. Notice what you sense; what you become aware of.
Why the body?
This is the vessel we live in and without it there is no life as we know it. We experience the world through our bodies. Our body and mind work together. This interconnected functioning causes psychological issues to affect the body and, equally, the quality of physical interaction has an effect on our emotional and mental functioning. The body is one of the most effective vehicles for creating present moment consciousness.