How to do a Body Presentation
Excerpt from "Abundant Love" published 2021
“Man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame”. Genesis 2:25
Can we be naked and feel no shame, truly return to our natural state?
We are all born naked, we die naked, we are actually naked every day! The body presentation practice is a wonderful access to return to our natural state.
After doing Body Presentations, one man reported losing his fear of being found naked in his own room at home. He no longer felt the need to lock his bedroom door or close it when he slept naked, even when his flatmate was home. They had a conversation about it, and agreed they felt comfortable with it in their home.
The shame that is experienced by many humans is entirely socially conditioned, rooted in the beliefs of generations before us. Question this for yourself. Examine your level of comfort about being naked alone —in your bathroom, bedroom, home, public, etc. Where are you comfortable being naked? Is there anywhere you actually do spend time naked? How naked are you comfortable with being? With whom? Do you need substances to feel comfortable?
Ready to expand your boundaries?
What you’ll need:
at least 1 other person
15 minutes per person
a warm comfortable room where you feel secure
your body with easy-to remove clothing
What to do:
Begin by saying your name and your age and where you were born. Then describe each part of your body as such, “This is my hair. It’s brown and I used to keep it long. Last year I cut it to my ears to express a newfound freedom. I am growing it out now.”
Continue with your whole body: face, back and front of your head, neck, chest, breasts, arms, stomach, internal organs, genitals, anus, front and back of your legs, feet, muscles and bones.
Speak about anywhere that you have pain, speak about surgeries you’ve had, broken bones, injuries, your digestion, respiration, cardiovascular system, your bowel movements, periods, sexual experiences, orgasms.
At the end, ask your audience if they have any questions. Their job until that point is simply to listen — not to affirm or shake their heads or comment. Just listen. After answering any questions the next person will take their turn.