29 07, 2013

Sensing then Doing

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.” Rumi Sometimes it's easy to forget that being alive means that the body

25 06, 2013

the line

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The world we visualize is given definition through shape. A line, seemingly a simple shape with two ends, gives rise to a world of complexity and dimension through its easily and endlessly replicated structure. Building definition and spectrum by its vertical, horizontal and diagonal depth, a simple line births an awareness of front,

29 04, 2013

From the ground up

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P YS ii.46 Sthira Sukham Asanam The connection with the earth should be steady and joyful. When building a structure, most experts would agree that a strong foundation is paramount. From this perspective, the architecture of a human form is no different than a traditional building. Allowing the feet to find the earth by surrendering

12 01, 2013

Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge, Day Eight: Is Rolfing training a practice? A yoga practice?

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As I looked over the weekend's schedule on Thursday evening preparing for the days ahead, I realized the enormity of the training that I have been engaged with over the past year, and acknowledged once again my Yoga Challenge would be in compromised by the upcoming weekend activities. The Rolfing training is a two and