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April 14, 2021
soft stance: ten standing movements

Bringing awareness into practice For most of us, body awareness is a blurring of what we feel in our body and what we've learned about our body. Can you recognize this in your own awareness? Perhaps notice where that blurring --which you might experience as complex or unsure, among other things - feels ok for […]

April 12, 2021
deep breathing, your nervous system, and you

Let’s all take a deep breath… Have you heard that deep breathing is a good way to calm down and relax? Well, I’m here to say it’s true! …except when it’s not. Like the day I left meditation class with my heart racing because I’d overdone it on a breathing exercise. I was surprised because […]

April 9, 2021
practicing patience

Going deep without process A few episodes back, I shared my image of noticing layers of yourself (physical and otherwise). Which I kept paying attention to in my own practice, especially as one day I observed myself going straight for the center. I was feeling my innermost depths! Sort of. Not really. What I was […]

April 7, 2021
upright: five standing movements

Sometimes, it can be good to just observe Does all that we’re aware of in ourselves need to have meaning? Do we need to explain all that we can sense in our bodies? I don't think so. Being aware of being, of sensing without explaining --or being aware with curiosity and patience-- can be a […]

April 2, 2021
what to do when you're not ready for meditation

Listen to "Ep 502 - Being in a Meditation Frame of Mind + Figure 8 Breath" on Spreaker.

March 26, 2021
beginnings + endings

Listen to "Ep 501 - Beginnings + Endings + Swaying to Stillness Meditation" on Spreaker.

March 24, 2021
strong footing: fifteen seated + standing movements

How are we aware? Awareness can come through your knowledge of something. Like what we collectively know about our bodies. Your knowledge affects your awareness. Body knowledge is part of how you can be aware of your own body. Awareness is also your sense of, or consciousness of something. Awareness is what you can tune […]

March 22, 2021
what is body awareness?

Body awareness and being you You might be here because you want to feel joy in moving in your body --and in being yourself. One way to recognize joy as such is through cultivating your body awareness. So what is body awareness?   Defining body awareness There’s the body and then there’s the awareness.   […]

March 19, 2021
what's your reason for meditating?

What's your reason for meditating? Today, I meditated as a way to transition between one type of activity and another. I wouldn't say it was to clear my head, but to be present in being me --rather than in doing stuff. A sort of palate cleanser between doings, if you will. Different days, different years […]

March 17, 2021
wandering road: ten seated + standing movements

What's in a body? Body can be “a body,” a specimen of the human body. The kind of body we study through many lenses (science, medicine, sociology, history, art, and more). Body can also be your body. Unique, experiencing, being. If you'd like, you can ask yourself to notice which body --or bodies-- you bring […]

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