Being is what remains when
we stop trying so hard.
In the stopping we discover the vast spaciousness of life,
of love, of connection.
Our exploration is not the avoidance of activity
but the discovery of stillness in movement,
wholeness in form, the fullness of emptiness.
Breathworks for Body & Soul is about nurturing and the deepest level of self-care. It is a program of moving stretches that offer comfort and feel-good therapeutic benefit to both body and the soul. Although the stretches create ease of movement in the physical body, they are really about self-discovery and reunion with the self. It is about the personal integration of body and spirit. The movements are actual meditations rather than exercise, and offer a unique approach to [...]read full page
Beginning To Open Up is a powerful movement for both the physical body and the spiritual one. As it focuses on the overly shortened, tight muscles in the front of the shoulders and the chest; in the hip flexors and the inner thighs. It is also about being emotionally narrow, closed and inflexible. It is a physical metaphor for opening up to new ideas and being willing to change the way we see ourselves. Exercise #1 Beginning To Open Up Lying on your back, knees are bent with feet and [...]read full page
Feeling Your Way Around is about paying attention. Paying attention to each body part as you slowly awaken it with gentle, circular motion. It's about paying attention to our life. Noticing which directions we move that are fluid, feel natural and meet with little resistance. It's also noticing which directions feel un-natural, forced and resistant to our efforts. Do this exercise with eyes closed if possible. If not, keep eyes un-focused while open. Doing this exercise to soothing, [...]read full page
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is both a stretch and a strengthening exercise. It uses more large muscle effort than many of the other moves; and is a good way to work out frustration, aggression and anxiety. It is a release for any emotion that has you tied up in knots. Adapted from "Breathworks For Your Back", this simple little move lifts the spirits as well as the body. The metaphor of a bridge that allows passage from one place of solid ground to another applies, as the deep focus and [...]read full page