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Just as muscles play supporting roles to each other, so do senses. Getting to know each one may help provide clarity through times of sensory alteration, or stress. Our Meditations are aimed at honing in on specific inputs.
First, is time. You move to a presumed tempo, and controlling that tempo starts with breathwork. Slow breathing practices have gained popularity in the western world due to their claimed health benefits. Although more is research needed, there are techniques to improve oxygen efficiency in times of high stress.
The inner ear (Vestibular) plays a critical roll in maintaining equilibrium. To challenge this is really to challenge the perception of gravity. A few ways to do so are inversions, playing with buoyancy, and freefall. And for when/if you get lost and need to reorient, take advice from astronauts. “The best way is to provide consistent visual cues. For example, to paint one surface brown and get everyone to agree to orient with that as "down".
Subconscious rendering of the sounds around you is essential to special awareness. Although more research is needed, there is evidence suggesting that establishing auditory “checkpoints” aid in body positioning.
The sense of touch is responsible for reporting sensations such as pressure, vibrations, texture, temperature, and the status of muscle-tissue length. Of these, the stretch reflex is arguably the most important in function to locomotion itself.
Vision is most easily manipulated by opening/closing eyes through movement. Playing with low, or altered light is also controllable. "Studies have revealed, how the timing, intensity, duration, and wavelength of light affect the human biological clock."
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