preceding information presented you with background information, or basic theory, on the
energy body. Now you will learn how to feel, or sense, the energy body. Different energy
centres are activated so you can get a good hands-on experience of what it feels like to
work with energy. You will learn how to tell if an area is blocked, and how energy work
affects your physical body. Plus, you also learn energy breathing, a simple
exercise you can use anytime to increase your vitality.
lessons progress, you will be able to draw energy into and through your body, in two easy
circuits. For now, we learn how to sense and direct our personal energy flows. Your energy
body, in some ways, is like a map energy flows along pathways, as well as having
main roads or conduits. By doing lesson 1, the sensations this cause can be
quite marked. This system is so simple and effective, you will quickly see just how
practical NEW is by the sensations it generates. Even in the early stages of development,
you will see just how effectively it enhances or boosts any other form of bodywork you may
beginning, the NEW system works with the minor chakras or energy centres. This lays the
foundation for an increase in energy levels, efficiency, strength and confidence in the
energy support system. It is also a safe way of development, reducing or eliminating many
of the negative side effects of energy work.
Body Awareness exercise
NOTE: try to do this with your eyes closed, if you can. Also, try to do it
without targeting, although this is useful in early stages. Do your best to not look
towards the area you are focusing on, behind your closed eyes.
lightly scratch skin of left knee
just hard enough to leave tingling sensation
close eyes and feel this with your body
awareness. Become really aware of the feeling until it stands out. You can easily feel
your knee tingling. Focus forget the rest of your body
Now gently move your knee and feel more of
the same knee
become aware of it as a whole joint. Feel its outline and shape and
really get the feel of it with your body awareness
Your centre of body awareness is now in your
down what you felt. Was it easy to do? What did you feel?
exercise on your right knee now, without scratching to target
Get the Buzz on It
results indicates blockages keep trying, but do not focus just on these areas
(working around them helps)
1. Tingling, tickling, buzzing and
vibrating, in soles and palms, fingers and toes
2. Rushing water sensation, up legs and arms
Bone-deep tingling inside hands, feet, legs and arms
Heaviness and fuzziness, especially in hands and feet
Tingling, energetic body-rush feelings, up arms, legs and spine
Localized fluttering and pulsing in flesh and on skin
Muscular spasms and twitching limbs
Cobweb like tickling, like ants crawling all over you
Localized stinging and prickling sensations
Aching or burning hot or cold patches, especially in soles and palms
Needle-like pricking pains
The energy body is usually bi-lateral in nature one side will respond more easily
than the other. Please remember that while you are beginning your work, you may experience
some physical tiredness
of the day: How could an increased awareness of body and energy be useful to have?
tip! Practice MBA in real life eating, brushing teeth or hair, dressing, in
shower, shaving, cooking, exercising, etc. Can you think of other times you could practice
When you are asked to use a
stirring or brushing motion, pretend you have imaginary hands in the following exercise.
Hands on lap, fingers slightly
spread. Shift your point of body awareness to the top of the large joint where your thumb
joins your right hand. If you have trouble locating this joint, flex your thumb and press
until you feel it.
Lightly scratch a circular area clockwise on
top of thumb joint, about half an inch, or 1 ½ cm across, to highlight it with your
awareness. Continue following this action until you can remember the exact feel of this
circular movement, and can recreate it with your mind alone
Feel the tingling target area on top of your
thumb joint. Recreate this and feel this circular motion inside the skin of your thumb.
Imagine you are stirring the area with a pencil, with one or two cycling actions per
second. After a short while, this movement will gain its own momentum. It will become
almost automatic and take little effort to continue. After a while, you will start feeling
a localized heaviness or pressure, buzzing or bone-deep tickling or fuzzy sensation in
your thumb joint and thumb this indicates you have successfully activated the
energy centre there. Dont worry if you feel nothing.
Now change your action to a straight
brushing movement, up and down along the top of your right thumb, as if someone were
actually brushing it with a soft brush. Feel this imaginary brush, moving from just
below the joint to just above the fingertip. Move your point of awareness through the
entire thumb joint, back and forth through the area.
Help! I cant feel a thing! Try using a paintbrush, or even a
hairbrush, gently across the skin to help you become familiar with the sensations.)
with your left thumb.
side of your body seemed to respond more? Were the sensations on one side stronger than
do the above exercise on your left and right big toes, then split awareness and do
both of these toes at the same time, together.
( Man, this is
one big con! Scratching to highlight an area is causing the feelings, its
nuffin to do with NRG! Try focusing behind your knee, without
scratching. The try a spot in the middle of your forearm, or bicep. Notice the difference
between these two areas!)
imaging is an effective way of learning to navigate your energy body. This new way
of feeling, or sensing, allows you to quickly identify your energy flows. Practise, when
you can, this skill you will find there are many opportunities, i.e. dressing,
eating, and so on.
most natural way to stimulate your energy body is to feel you have an imaginary pair of
hands. These are extensions of active body awareness. The arms are not important, but the
hands should be felt as if extending from an imaginary pair of arms. Using awareness hands
is progressive, the more you use them, the stronger they get.
Scratch or rub top of left foot to highlight
it. Now take your awareness hands down to your left foot, as if grabbing it. Draw your
hands through your left foot, to your ankle, then slowly thru your leg. Feel your
whole leg, inside and out, as you move your awareness hands thru it. Feel your awareness
hands moving through your calves, through your knee, thigh and hip. When you get to your
hip, flick our awareness back down to your feet.
Move again up your leg. Imagine now, your
leg is a sponge, and your awareness hands are pushing water through the whole of your leg.
Feel this water moving up through your leg, in it and outside of it.
Split awareness. If you have trouble with
this, just focus for now on the right leg.
Practice drawing energy up through the legs, using split awareness, until you are
comfortable doing each sweep in just 2 or 3 seconds. If you are not able to do them both
at the side time, do them individually until your confidence increases.
This simple exercise can be used
with minimal concentration in just about any situation. It has the effect of increasing
and purifying personal energy levels, and encourages positive development of the energy
body. You cannot do this exercise too much, and is recommended becoming a daily habit.
also has a calming effect on the mind and can enhance your ability to concentrate. You can
use this exercise for releasing negative feelings, such as worry, anger, tensions,
nervousness, depression, etc. Just replace the colour with the feeling.
To the IN breath, imagine the air you are breathing in is made of a bright, sparkling
colour. Any colour can be used, but never a dull, murky, gray or black colour.
Feel the leading
edge of this brightly coloured energy moving into you with each IN breath and filling
you with life giving energy. Feel this energy being absorbed into your whole body as
your lungs fill.
With each OUT
breath, imagine the air is dirty yellow-brown like cigarette smoke, murky gray, or even
black, and feel this as being dirty used-up energy and disease leaving your body.
think of different ways and situations you can use energy breathing?
suggestion: it can be used for releasing any negative habit or conditioning. Whenever you
feel that urge to eat, drink, smoke, or behave in a way that doesnt benefit you
(i.e. being angry, critical, depressive, nervous, various emotional patterns and
behaviours,) practise energy breathing.
words energy and breathing can remind us of life and that each
moment is a chance to be the best we can be. Energy breathing can be done in any situation
where you need to be clear headed and calm. Try breathing in a positive statement I
am calm, I am at peace, I am energy
your focus is projection, it would help a lot to start doing reality checks. Put up
notices to remind you, and make a point of looking at them. And any habits - drinking,
eating, toilet, brushing teeth, washing, on the phone, putting car key in ignition, etc
start asking yourself "am I awake?"
This helps a lot in
remembering your projection. The biggest problem with OBE is 'downloading' the memory of
it. By doing reality checks, making them a habit, you will do it out of body, greatly
increasing your chances of remembering what has happened, and of having control.
Look at your hands too, when
asking yourself, if you can. Out of body, your hands can change in appearance, thus
reminding you, you are out of body.
notes: Practice tactile imagining until you no longer need to use it as a tool to
highlight the area you are focusing on. Mobile body awareness is an important skill to
develop in these early stages, and spending time with this will greatly assist you in the
following exercises. You might wish to practise the mouth exercise presented in the
introduction to the lessons as well.
with energy is progressive the more you learn how to sense it within yourself, the
easier it gets. An analogy is an visual illusion its learning the right way
of perceiving before something is seen or recognized.
remember, Energy Breathing will decrease any of the effects of tiredness that early
development may cause. It is a technique you can use virtually anywhere, anytime.