What do we make of a world in which a mind and soul can exist without a body? I imagine my fellow movement professionals and bodyworkers have considered the same notion after seeing the brilliant new film “Her.”
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Last week was my sixth consecutive year of Gil Hedley’s cadaver dissection at New Jersey medical school, an experience I fondly refer to as “cadaver camp” for the personal growth and time away it offers. I was struck by how intensified every sensation was. Everything I touch, see, smell, hear and taste is amplified. Life is in 3-D IMAX… (Read more)
Yesterday morning, the end of my transformative week of guest teaching at Rancho La Puerta, I hiked up the mesmerizing Mount Kuchumaa as I have the past three years at the resort. We suddenly noticed a pack of four wild horses on the mountain trail less than 50 feet in front of us. We stopped, spellbound and captivated by the sight.
During a recent workshop at The Breathing Project, a fellow colleague told a story which caught me off-guard about a yoga teacher workshop he had led. He recalled how some of the instructors revealed that this was the first time they’d paid attention to what their bodies were doing. So what is a mind-body experience when it’s not about self-awareness?
Feel like you’re running on auto-pilot? …I’m working on “sitting in my synapse.” It’s a concept of Body Mind Centering that I explored in a workshop with Amy Matthews last month… Rather than hit 2011 full steam at a pace destined for exhaustion and adrenal fatigue, why not explore an alternate route to your destination – perhaps experiencing a new one – and sit in the synapse with me?