Join Bonnie in this recording from her presentation at the Somatic Movement Summit.
Opening our awareness to our breathing in the calls and alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs engenders a quiet, meditative state of being. It is a state of receptivity to what is, rather than what we think or wish would be.
This poem, reverberated in me, and over the next several months, the seeds it planted began to grow. Building on a lifetime of explorations of the body and consciousness, my own words began to form. I hope you too find it more interesting than the alphabet.
When I first began to feel this slow brain wave, as I said in my previous letter, I felt it initiate in my pericardium a moment before my brain. Rather like a pause before we take a breath.
Working with your body and consciousness can help you find ways to stay calm and centered and maintain your internal strength. Here are some links to free videos by Bonnie that we hope will be helpful in supporting you in this.
I would like to share with you an embodied somatization that has been calming and perhaps at a deep level life-changing for me.
We are excited to share with you the Somatics Festival 2019 archival website!
What is your experience when you engage the crura of your thoracic diaphragm to support your core, rather than just engaging your muscles?
“What does it look like to hold a baby in a moving way” is a powerful question. Here are some explorations I can offer that may help to clarify your experience of what this means.
Bonnie, what do you mean by, “For me, pratyahara isn’t withdrawing from the senses, it’s coming to the place from which all senses are born”?
One fun way to experience space is to move in whatever manner is possible for you. I will, for the sake of words, offer the suggestion to begin by walking through space.
Bonnie, could you please expand on this quote?
We MUST always start by loving and accepting them exactly as they are.
How do you know when you are in your body and when you are not, if you have never had the experience?
A phenomenon I have experienced and witnessed that is not traditionally recognized, is while information from one side of the brain travels to the opposite side of the body, information from the cells on one side of the body travel to the brain half on the same side of the body.