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The Mindful PhD: How It Works, II

Posted by on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Commentary, Resource.

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director

I was thrilled when I learned the term “proprioception,” or our ability to sense the body and its movements in relation to the environment around us. I was deep into yoga at the time, and it gave me language (clunky, but useful) for something I found myself thinking about all the time–but had rarely noticed before.  Now, I’m learning “interoception,” our awareness of our internal sensations, like hunger, butterflies, pain, temperature, itch, and so on.  This sense isn’t as new to my thinking as proprioception, but I’ve noticed I’m aware of and using it more often these days. More….

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