Weekly exercise: "Take off your shirt".
This week we will take off a shirt every day at home for half an hour. We will do exactly the same things, only without a shirt. We'll take care of privacy, close the windows so we can't be seen, and move around freely at home.
Also, we sleep at night without a shirt. In general, we will try to take off a shirt often this week.
A few more details for those interested.
Why is it better to be shirtless every day?
We were all born completely naked. Other animals stay naked their whole lives. We cover ourselves, it has become such an ingrained and strong norm that we can say we must wear clothes. Think for a moment about the consequences of being naked....
The benefits are that clothes protect us from the weather: Sun, cold, rain and so on. Clothes also protect us from debris and injuries. The clothes cover our intimate areas, which we have learned to be ashamed of, and provide hygiene and cleanliness in this area.
The big disadvantage is that we get used to not seeing or feeling the body. Once the body is covered, an illusion of distance is created, as if the covered body is not us. Instead of feeling the whole body, something strange happens: the feeling of our "I" is somewhere behind the eyes, as if a little person is pulling the strings. Pay attention to whether this is true of you.
This distance from the body is negligence on our part, we do not allow it to be in the present, in the flow and natural. Let's think of a small example: We sit at home, occupy ourselves with the computer and then think about eating something. When we wear a shirt, we don't see our stomach and feel it less. In such a case, we may make a decision with our head instead of our stomach - which knows what is good for it.
Our body is full of wisdom and intelligence, it knows exactly how to breathe, how to walk, rest, digest, pump blood from the heart. When we distance ourselves from our body's senses we harm its incredible functions. Therefore, we should really make sure that we don't lose contact with our body, that's why I chose this exercise. It's a small step to raise awareness for the body.
Good luck to all of us!