The body is body in so far as it is alive. In other words there can be no human being outside of his body.
The body, then, is the realization of the existence of the human being. Our every action, thought, feeling reveals that our presence in the existence is corporeal and that the body is the vehicle of our being in the world. Therefore the human reality, with its depth and richness, become understandable only if you accept the totality of the presence of the living body and the ambivalence it represents.
In fact it, in its being this but also that, breaks the diaphragms by which rational thinking separates and fragments existence, bringing the body to be no more an expression of a hidden, pre-existing, transcendent entity, but merely an expression of a reality embodied as mysterious.
The revolutionary worth, although perfectly natural, of the body lies in being as it is. Without any theoretical structure, in itself extraneous and unnecessary existential overhead, the body manifests its ways of being in the world, that is structures his presence, as always functional response to the world itself. And it can do this thanks to his own ambivalence.
All this leads to a paradox of our time: we want to "discover" the body as a primary factor of liberation and emancipation, but, refusing its ambivalence, we reduce it to an object of trade practices that operate according to simplistic and idealistic parameters of beauty, youth , health, sexuality; a reduction that breaks the synergy between what the mind thinks and the body feels: painful separation that makes us lose all the complexity and richness of feelings and emotions that life, embodied in the body, is able to give us.
Recover this synergy, this natural union, becomes a need felt in the depths of every living body, since without the presence to bodily sensations becomes very difficult to distinguish what is illusion and what is real. The work of rooting in the reality of one's own body starts from here, thanks to the "Touch in the Deep", fusion of various massage techniques, presence, counseling, and through the practice of the Yoga from the Hatha tradition, in the Odaka style, incessant flow of movements inspired by ocean motions, or through the practice of the Tantra from the Kashmir tradition.
[Picture by Tony Fischer, USA]