What do I want to leave behind with the passing year?

Running in the open field has turned out to be a great way to prepare myself for the transition between 2019 and 2020. I take each step forward, breathe out, and breathe in – numberless of repetitions takes me to a contemplative state. What do I want to leave behind with the passing year? SomeContinue reading “What do I want to leave behind with the passing year?”

Cadavers

What makes the body alive? Fluidity and movement What makes each of us alive? Sensations, feelings and emotions All these details are lost in the dead bodies. Their expressions are acceptance and willingness to be looked at, touched, investigated and disturbed. The ultimate offering. But the souls are not there any longer. They are vacantContinue reading “Cadavers”

Paradoxical moving and being

The other day, I went for a walk with a friend of mine to Hackney Marshes and encountered this magnificent willow tree. The friend told me that willow trees grew between the land and water, and mythically meant the connection between this world and the underworld. I have a great fascination with the in-betweenness orContinue reading “Paradoxical moving and being”

Contribution to an article on dying by Su Fox

My post Accompanying the dying process has been quoted in an article by Sue Fox ” Retirement and other endings – part 5″ on Fulcrum, Issue 76. Fulcrum is a triannual magazine issued by Craniosacral Therapy Association. Su’s article makes me realise the question of how we can support or be supported in the significant transition is notContinue reading “Contribution to an article on dying by Su Fox”

Wonders of Craniosacral Therapy

After 3 weeks of absence due to a visit to Japan, I am returning to my Craniosacral Therapy clinic today. This is an occasion that makes me think “what am I doing there?”. Clearly I know I want to help my clients, to alleviate pains and discomforts and feel better.  To do so, there areContinue reading “Wonders of Craniosacral Therapy”

Listen: P-Nidra 2, Balloon Body

Listen to P-Nidra 2, Balloon Body (35 minutes) This is the second recording of P-Nidra (previously Pilates Nidra). The name P-Nidra comes from yoga nidra, yogic sleep, that “is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage”(wikipedia). I find this similar to the state I often fall in at a CraniosacralContinue reading “Listen: P-Nidra 2, Balloon Body”

Listen: Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue

Listen to Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue (30 minutes) I wrote about Pilates Nidra, that is Somatic visualisation, in past article. This has been developing since then. It is different every time. I usually spend a half hour or so to listen to my client P’s story about how she has been getting on generallyContinue reading “Listen: Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue”

Running as conscious movement

What does your mind do when you walk or run? And also when you are standing or sitting to wait for something. Are you listening to music? That can be pleasurable but for me as a body nerd, I often tune into my body and explore the sensations and feelings. Here is an example duringContinue reading “Running as conscious movement”