Hip Opening Stretches for Meditation

Mobility first, flexibility second Did you end up deepening your meditation practice during the COVID pandemic? Hello! Me too. Sitting for at least 30 minutes every day posed some surprising challenges for me, and I’m a person with lots of body knowledge and a long history of consistent practice with my body. I’m a body … Read more

Letting other people be uncomfortable is the bomb

Do you ever feel exhausted after social events? The very word “social” implies fitting in with others, not sticking out, setting others at ease. Unfortunately, that’s often impossible if you are exploring better boundaries and being true to yourself. What if you dress differently? What if your physical appearance is really different from a group … Read more

Burnout prevention: the annoying topic you can’t afford to ignore

Click to see a short video about my upcoming Cranial Nerve Sequencing Workshop, April 1 & 2. Once you are in full blown “burnout” it is difficult to get out. Secondary symptoms like sleep deprivation, weight gain, and depression compound one another. Each one requires separate interventions and take time to unpack. That’s why prevention … Read more

Vagus nerve exercises for deep breathing: Cranial nerve 10

click on the image to view this week’s video Focusing too much on your breathing can backfire; try two easy vagus nerve exercises instead. Do you or your clients struggle with shallow breathing, anxiety, and air hunger? You know that your breathing is tight and shallow because it feels horrible, but when you focus on … Read more

Access emotional awareness through your sense of smell

“… I carried to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had let soften a bit of madeleine. But at the very instant when the mouthful of tea mixed with cake crumbs touched my palate, I quivered, attentive to the extraordinary thing that was happening inside me.” – Marcel Proust Have you … Read more

DEAR BODY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, LOVE, YOUR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

I’m feeling humbled today. I was going to write an article about my dermatome mapping process for publication in the American Society for the Alexander Technique Journal. I’m going to miss my deadline. It’s too important to rush. Though I know the practice really works, that people gain ease and more coordination, I don’t know … Read more