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”

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”

Pilates Nidra

‘Pilates’ nidra has been born while working with a lovely woman P in her 60’s who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), hypersensitivity, pains on her knees and back, which have stopped her walk. We are aware of multiple layers of trauma tangled behind these, and there seems to be no pathological logic for the painsContinue reading “Pilates Nidra”

Sessions with M, a boy with complex needs

M is a 10 year old boy who does not speak, gesture or stand. He has a feeding tube implanted in his stomach although these days he seems to be eating from his mouth. Ruth Solomon, who has 15 years of experience working with children with Special Educational Needs, invited me to join her to workContinue reading “Sessions with M, a boy with complex needs”

COVID-19 Safety Precautions (updated on 14 August 2020)

There are some precautions I would like to take in order to keep us all safe away from COVID-19. I am following the guidelines laid out by the UK Government and my professional body, the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA).  This is how it looks like when you book an appointment with me. Before you arriveContinue reading “COVID-19 Safety Precautions (updated on 14 August 2020)”