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 or … Continue reading Paradoxical moving and being

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 generally … Continue reading Listen: Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue

The edge of movement and the edge of the self

I love when some insights about ourselves come to us through physical experiences. One clear example happened a couple of times last week in a Pilates studio. The exercise I was teaching is called "leg springs". It looks more or less like this (I use slightly different settings). The person moves the legs up and … Continue reading The edge of movement and the edge of the self