There are many tools we can use to help us reach an enlightened state of mind that doesn’t entail sitting by a tree for eight years. Our energetic and physical bodies are connected, when we manipulate one the other will respond. Using hand positions or mudras is a great way to subtly shift our inner vibrations. Check out our Body Awareness post for a meditation that can be used with these mudras.
As mentioned in a previous post, we are more than just our physical selves, we are energetic beings constantly shifting at multiple levels. When you sit with yourself long enough and endure the urge to move, you begin to feel a pulsating vibration within you. This is your inner energetic body, or some could say your soul.