“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.
In this quote, I was referring to the aspects of the nervous system that directs our patterns of response – our brain to cell pathways. To release these pathways, we open cell to brain pathways. We enter the path of somatic inquiry – a field of infinite possibilities.
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A simple exploration from Bonnie on the relationship between the center of the scapula and the center of the wrist.
How can we make ourselves aware of our bones so that our muscular system doesn’t come in to compensate, get overtaxed, and put us out of balance?