Listening to core psoas calls for a broader and deeper understanding of health and primal responses. Gaining this understanding involves challenging our hyper-focus on categorizing the nervous system under the umbrella of “trauma.” Captivating our attention, the cultural reductionist perspective of … [Read more...] about Health & Primal Gestures ~ Listening to Our Psoas as Somatic Educators
As I sit on zoom with “bodies of culture,” the expression Resmaa Menakem author of My Grandmother’s Hands uses when referring to BOC folk, I sense something stirring deep in my bones...something tragic and mournful traced through the lineage of my ancestors. Images, sensations, a feeling of dry bone … [Read more...] about Core Integrity, Ancestors, and Our Collective Pain ~ A Gathering Together
MUSINGS FOUND FROM LONG AGO... …I woke this morning with the realization that what I do is dip intentionally into the limbic reptilian brain. The flow is not just an upward motion into reflection, which for many assumes that reflection is the best place to be…. but to honor the animal and … [Read more...] about Honoring Our Reptilian Brain by Bowing Down
Migrating, adapting, transforming are natural processes of being alive. Turmoil: something every species experiences. From galaxies to quarks all living and nonliving forms change. What if disruption, devastation and even suffering are simply a natural part of planetary … [Read more...] about TRAUMA: CAN IT TRANSFORM OUR CONSCIOUSNESS?
When our life force becomes all bound up, it can become a stranglehold on our deepest longings and creativity, smothering our human potential. Early this spring I brought home a young fig tree. Here in the heartlands, spring is the very best time to transplant a plotted plant. The spring … [Read more...] about POTBOUND ~ Life force bound up becomes a stranglehold
Recently while watching a dad carry his crying 2-year-old son through the airport, I heard him telling this small child to “stop it." Sensing this dad’s frustration, I felt his threatening tone reverberating through my own body. This raised some important questions: what does it really take … [Read more...] about R A G E…Fear & Psoas