• Drift

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    Jun 23, 2013 7:39 AM GMT

    This is a representation of a homunculus, the brain's image of the body. This is based on how sensitive and dexterous areas of the body are, and is influenced by how you live and learn, so is constantly changing.

    What does your homunculus look like?
  • Drift

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    Jun 23, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    Dang. Not sure if the image works. icon_razz.gif

    Anyway, I imagine my homunculus to have huge hands, because of my music playing. I definitely have trouble imagining my middle back, internal organs, calves...learning more awareness of my pelvis, but slow going.
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Here is what was missing...


    While we're on body image, how do you personally combat insecurities of self-body image?
  • Drift

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    Jun 25, 2013 2:22 AM GMT

    Hey, thanks for that! icon_smile.gif the question is a bit abstract, maybe.

    How do I combat insecurities? I try to recognise that it is not something to combat. That gives it too much power. Acknowledge, and understand. Describe for yourself how those feelings arise, as emotional states and physical patterns in your body.

    In looking, really looking, at our bodies and our self-images, and simply noticing and describing, as if you were to draw yourself, you can start to disassociate the value judgements from what is really there.

    I am this tall. My torso is longer than my legs. My shoulders sit at these angles, one different from the other. My head feels heavy when I hold it like this. When I feel shy, my sternum collapses downwards, and my shoulders roll inwards and down, and keeping my face oriented to the horizon takes more effort. Etc.