Some possible marks of a developed subtle body
(everyday life version)
â— The arches of the feet are sweet little tensegrity sculptures.
â— When she walks or stands, the pelvis tends toward neutral.
â— When he speaks, the voice comes either from the pit of the belly (like Patthabi Jois) or resonantly from deep inside the head (like Richard Freeman).
â— There is a self-possession of her sexual energy: she is not repressed and not rabid. She knows her power, and its limitations.
â— Nice posture: his bearing is both grounded and light because the body is anchored from the center.
â— She is not a mouth breather.
â— The body may register or transmit a variety of emotions in a visible way.
â— He uses the breath to change gears mentally, to self-soothe, to play with and release emotion, to get sleepy, to wake up, to govern his sexuality, to establish rapport with others and to communicate.