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.
A key distinction is to differentiate between collapsing to diminish effort and discovering how to yield and rebound as the foundation for ease, articulability, and strength. This process requires opening awareness to what we are actually doing.
What comes first, perception or change of movement pattern?
The seeds of my explorations lie in both dance and therapy. As a lifelong dancer, from the womb to my now seventies, I have sought how to fully know and express the vibrant spirit that enlivens this body in which I live.
A wonderful comment came in about Bonnie’s post on a exploration of the Relationship between the Center of the Scapula and the Center of the Wrist.