What is your experience when you engage the crura of your thoracic diaphragm to support your core, rather than just engaging your muscles?
“What does it look like to hold a baby in a moving way” is a powerful question. Here are some explorations I can offer that may help to clarify your experience of what this means.
Bonnie, what do you mean by, “For me, pratyahara isn’t withdrawing from the senses, it’s coming to the place from which all senses are born”?
We MUST always start by loving and accepting them exactly as they are.
How do you know when you are in your body and when you are not, if you have never had the experience?