Leading and Following

"Observing is a good way to learn. Listening with stitched lips, wakeful eyes, and quivering ears brings magic into your life." — from 'Dreams of Trespass' by Fatima Mernissi, Moroccan feminist scholar Practice: In a group, form a circle with the Leader in the center. The Leader closes the eyes and moves intuitively while the [...]

Practice: Back Roll

I sit crosslegged and rock forward and back gently on my sitz bones which are like little rocking chair rockers. It is a small motion. My psoas shifts my viscera and buttocks press along the rug under me. I go slowly for a while, watching my spine responsively arc into a curvature, my weighty head dropping forward then righting. I feel like a sailor on a sea swells. The curve prepares itself in me.

Meditation & the Constructed Self

Thoughts on meditating—an oxymoron.  Constructed Self I recently came across the term ‘constructed self’ and felt how well it catches the sense of personal identity we all more or less consciously cobble together. Ego, persona, astrological sign, enneagram type, and any other system of human definition can be tossed right in there. We maneuver through […]

Move with Me: Intuitive Flow Week One

Week One: Session Summary
 Part 1: Words of Wisdom: Relaxation and impulsiveness. Read more below. Part 2: Follow Me: Floor Movement. This session we will be lying on the floor. Near the end, you will need a long veil or strap to loop around you foot and gently manipulate your leg’s the range of motion.

Practice: Bone Watching

A week or so ago, Nannette, Ric, and I got together for a much-needed impromptu Dancemeditation practice on Cape Cod. I had been feeling stressed and overwhelmed and was very grateful to be spreading out my blanket, getting down on the floor.  Once we were relaxed, I gave the following practice: Practice: Bone Watching Close [...]