Sound is our channel for expression. It is the energy of vibration and has the potential to heal and open the spaces in ourselves energetically and physically. It eases our breathing, softens tight places in the chest and back. Therefore sound is an important element of the sixth chakra; the throat chakra. When we are […]
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The benefits of somatic floor play: I love to roll on the ground. I love floor play whether it is Feldenkrais oriented or whether it has an NIA Joy in Motion taste. Rolling around and about, creeping, crawling, and playing animal… my daily dose of spontaneous play. Whenever I feel tired, overwhelmed, or just in […]
Years ago, when I started dancing tango, I wanted a sexy dress. I found a very nice dress that swirled around me when I danced and which had a very nice low back. For years I have worn that dress with great pleasure and I looked super sexy and elegant in that dress. It draped […]
“How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains. Sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking.” (Gretchen Reynolds in Phys Ed) Interesting is it, how your brain’s wellbeing is interwoven with your body’s vitality and wellbeing?! I believe that bodies need joyful movement, spontaneity, playfulness, […]
The nervous system is the director that governs our mind and body. It is a giant network with endless possibilities. It can rewire itself and make endless connections to move us through life. Much like the roots of a tree that connect with other trees and forms endless networks under the ground. It needs our […]
When I look around I see many people that are disconnected and estranged from their bodies. Whether they are on a spiritual path that pushes the body aside for the promise of enlightenment or whether they are so in their heads that they lost connection. Either way, they miss out on important sensations and emotions […]
The first mention including “satisfaction” dates back to 1912. The altered meaning: While curiosity may harm you, the satisfaction of finding knowledge/the truth is worth it. So be curious, strive to find the truth and gain knowledge! I see many people who remain stuck in pain and tension and on the other hand people who […]
“It’s dead quiet. The air is heavy. A faint glow falls in through the crack between the thick curtains. It smells musty like my grandparents’ Sunday room with the thick carpets and curtains. Is it still light outside or is dusk already setting in? An older man sits at the walnut table. His gaze is […]
Self Awareness in sensing, feeling, thinking and action through the language of movement How do you move? And how does that make you feel? Wouldn’t it be great if your body is the most fabulous place to live in! That you feel relaxed, graceful and energized whatever you do. Discover new ways to move and […]