Yawn Yawning

Boredom; tiredness; the unconscious trying to say something – yawning is a movement arising from the self regulatory process. See: Movements during sleep.

A yawn, like a sneeze, occurs by itself. While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body.

So, we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. But often our Life Will occurs in movements while we are awake in yawning and sneezing. Such movements are spontaneous and are nearly always ways dealing with necessary things for our better health and well being.; LifeStream today. See People’s Experience of LifeStream 

Here is how yawning can be a sign of the Life Will breaking into waking experience.

“I began to sob a little, but it soon went, as if the tail end of something felt. Then I began to yawn and yawn, time and time again. This had occurred in the past. The yawn’s got bigger and bigger until suddenly my mouth opened up hugely and stuck open. I then began to choke for air, my lungs empty and unable to breathe because of a terrific throat tension, as if being strangled. My body became rigid – not shaking – and I fought for breath. That is, the spontaneous movements were those of fighting for breath.

“I felt I was reliving the experience of being hanged. I fought for breath and my body contorted rigidly. Towards the end my body went into a big spasm and I turned over onto my side as if in a huge struggle. As this happened it felt as if all the sickness and nausea I had previously felt burst in my head and came down my nose. It literally felt, tasted and smelt, like a warm, sweet, sickly blood gushing down my nose. My nose felt very strange, but now my whole body relaxed and I breathed easily. My hand went to my nose and I gently touched it a few times. I felt sure this was an experience of reliving my nose operation as a nine year old.”

A yawn can be a doorway to explore the unusual. Give yourself over to the enjoyment of having time to really indulge your own natural feelings and body pleasure. In the same way you would normally allow your body to express itself in a stretch, let it express itself as noisy yawns, so allow whatever noises you want to make, however ‘silly’- or have a direction of their own, don’t hold yourself back. This is playtime with your body, so enjoy it. You can do whatever your body needs to do.

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