Āsana as Noun. Āsana as Verb.

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Here’s what a snapshot like this one can give us:   1. an idea about the alignment of the pose, i.e. how tissues, especially bony tissues, relate to one another. This is true both both: … of a body relative … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Epiphany

I’ll speak for myself here: the more I grock the aftermath of epiphany, the more liberated I feel from its clutches. An epiphany, of course, feels wonderful. It’s the gift of new understanding. Sometimes it feels earned; sometimes it feels … Continue reading

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On Release, II

I am contemplating this morning my richly layered relationship with the word, the notion, to “release” — as in releasing limiting beliefs, or fear in the body, or pain. When I was a teenager, I’d read spiritual books and teachers … Continue reading

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What do you mean? This map works great!

“What do you mean? This map works great!” Imagine you encountered someone who believes the earth is flat. (Maybe you don’t have to imagine.) Setting aside any particular huff-ery about being right for a moment, you engage in conversation about … Continue reading

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Fascia, Fluids, Nervous System : Past, Present, Future

Here’s a thought-in-process you might find useful: Your fascia is your past. Your fluids are your immediate present. Your nervous system is your future. Of course, all of these tissues are present now, so this is more like Metaphorical Anatomy. Let … Continue reading

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One-Two Punch

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It’s a one-two punch* with no particular beginning, a dance to the end. Step one is fill out your body map: meditation, awareness, slow yoga, the feldenkrais method and the alexander technique, ecstatic “move as you please” type dance, many … Continue reading

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Moving Like Water

Some advice I’m heeding that’s meeting me so beautifully right now: “Don’t worry about making what you’re doing about something.”   Don’t give it a title, or category, or place in the Universe.   I’ve had near countless periods of reverie … Continue reading

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