This is a simple exercise that will help you a great deal with opening up your senses.

Close your eyes and take hold of an item. Keeping your eyes closed hold this item in your hand. Feel it and touch it. What does it feel like? What sensations come to you? Rub the item along the back of your hand and arm. Is the item hot or cold? Is it smooth or rough? Does it smell or is it odourless? Does it taste of anything or not? How does this item make you feel?

Now blind fold yourself and ask a loved one or friend to hand you different objects and foods. Do the same as you did above. Can you guess what each item is? Take special note of the sensations you receive and how each item makes you feel.