“Our body is a machine for living.” Leo Tolstoy
“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” B.K.S. Lyengar
These two quotes show the significance of taking care of our bodies. Through ancient history, the significance of each area of the body and what it represents is thought to be inscribed in both traditions and cultures.
It is thought that our minds subconsciously gravitate towards certain body parts over others without us even realising. This is considered to indicate that these parts represent areas that we hold the most sacred.
So let’s start by figuring out what which part represents:
The energy channels are found at the bottom of our feet. They are connected with the spirit of our body and also represent the first contact that we have with immediate reality.
The foot is also a symbol of humility and satisfaction. It is considered to be true that those who wash their feet first tend to be caring towards all living thing and are generally connected with planet earth.
Your back contains your spine which forms your individual consciousness. It is right here where your central nervous system starts, and it is the main system that supports your everyday thoughts and feelings.
By washing your back first, you are showing that you have a reserved personality. Perhaps you are shy or just simply not a socially active person. The good thing about this is that it shows that you are cautions and that you are safety-orientated which is always a plus point.
Hands are the symbol of strength and hard work. Those that wash their hands first show that they value being independent and being united. This also encourages confidence which makes them great leaders and supportive people.
Your face encompasses all your 5 senses, touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. By washing your face first, it shows you care deeply about others and how you sense them and their feelings too. This means that you have a very sensitive personality that displays affection and kindness to others.
Your hair is what brings attention to you. Many people are often described by their hair and this indicates that you like to be admired for your qualities and physical appearance. It is thought that those who wash their hair first have incredible time management skills and are often in strict routines to avoid wasting time.
Which are of your body do you wash first and what do you think it says about your personality?