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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
How can freeing your ribs from your spine and having awareness of the movement of your xiphoid process change the quality and ease of your movement?
How can we learn to balance if we are afraid of falling, especially if we have a history of injuries, stiffness or other mobility issues, is a very challenging question.
I understand the first two sentences but what do you mean by, “Process is based on relationship”?
I have come to realize that the babies I have known have been my most beloved mentors.