Archive for the ‘Personal Expansion’ Category

January 24, 2014

Minds, bodies and “Her”

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

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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May 25, 2012

Life in 3D (or Tripping on Formaldehyde)

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion, Uncategorized

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)

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April 9, 2012

Wild Horses may Run Past

By in Personal Expansion, Professional Development

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.

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January 4, 2012

Occupy…Your Body

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

With all the discussion of Occupy Wall Street and every other movement, what if we started one for Occupy Your Body? Could we encourage people to experience motion and their bodies in new ways? Imagine that – a movement about movement!

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July 14, 2011

Heart, Lungs & Aspen Trees

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

I’m breathless. Sitting amidst the Colorado Rockies, it’s not the elevation, but the astonishing views that are taking my breath away. It brings to mind my recent experience in the dissection lab with the lungs embracing the heart.

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May 11, 2011

Return to Cadaver Camp

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion, Professional Development

I’m preparing for my fifth year at “Cadaver Camp, “ a term I coined last year during the annual dissection I participate in led by Gil Hedley, PhD. Who would have thought that a gross anatomy lab could be the seed of a spiritual awakening?

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April 29, 2011

What’s a mind-body experience when it’s not a mind-body experience?

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion, Professional Development

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?

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February 7, 2011

Lounging in my Synapse

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

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?

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