Hugging the heart

Every time you take a breath, your lungs are hugging your heart. Isn’t this a beautiful visual for what happens in your body!? The inspiration for this illustration came from Leila Stuart who has given a session on Embodied Anatomy at the online Embodiment...

Effectiveness as the body knows it is not mechanical

In the world of mechanics, there are rules. More makes more. Faster is faster. Bigger is better. The machine is running longer, and it produces more pieces. You create a faster way of doing the process, you will be able to produce more.  The body is effective in a...

How you move is how you see

Continuing from last week, I’m sticking with the subject of the eyes. I just finished ‘Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshé Feldenkrais.’ Chapter 5, Man and the World, tells about Feldenkrais' encounter with Van Foerster at an event, where Van Foerster told...

Give your eyes a break

As I am a body and book nerd, I read a lot about what it means to be human. My little home library covers diverse areas from business psychology, neuroscience to old bodywork literature and stuff on systems thinking and how people connect. I can’t remember what...

A rant about research, business and manipulation

A Guardian article with the title ‘Whisper it... ASMR videos are the quiet revolution going global’  found its way in my inbox this morning. And it nicely shows what happens with research and how it can easily miss its purpose. The problem I have with research and...

When stressed, do less

When it comes to stress, one of the main blocks I encounter - in myself and in my work with people - is the effort we make to not feel stressed. I have come to understand stress as a boost of energy that the body provides to make you awake and give you agency in a...

Expectation vs Intention

An expectation ... is what you bring into the situation that is based on old experiences. It is coming from your mind. It’s what you project onto others or the situation thus limiting the possibilities you can experience. You’re putting people and circumstances into...

The two ways of letting go

When we hold on to something for a long time, it goes all the way to our core. It can pervade every cell of our being. Letting go of ideas, fixed postures and patterns is a vital element in becoming more present and having your energy available for your goals in the...

Be like Alice

What if you didn’t have an idea of who you are? What if you weren’t limited by your self-image? What if there were no fixed ways of thinking, moving, feeling? What would you do? What would you wear? Who would you talk to? How would you move on the street? Would you...

Small is beautiful … and creates change

A way to deal with overwhelm, inspired by Leopold Kohr This blog introduces Leopold Kohr and how his “small is beautiful” could be translated into my kind of body language I spent the last days in my home town of Salzburg. In a conversation, I learned about Leopold...

Setting visual anchors

Change and transformation in a person involve the dropping of old and building of new habits. It's a process of becoming aware of elements that you considered 'normal' to realizing you can change them if you pay attention and integrate a new way into your being. When...

6 steps to become present

Simple steps to become more present - with the goal to have all your abilities and skills available so you can use them as needed in daily life. Presence is not a goal in itself, it's a means to an end: self-empowered individuals in community.  1   Take a moment   2 ...

Easy is right #4: integrating ease

Integration and integrity are related. This is the week for integrating what you've learned about ease in the past weeks. As important as integrating what supports you is letting go again of what you don't need. Maybe you have had a few new ideas, but you don't need...

Easy is right #3: move with ease

Easy is still right, right?! After having learned a bit more about what ease means to you in a very physical way and identifying situations when you have it or when you miss it and would like to be able to access this quality, it’s time to bring the experience even...

Easy is right #2: Reality check

June is my month of ease. Just because. And it can be yours too. In last week's post, I wrote about the fact that you need to know how something feels to be able to create and grow it. You need a felt definition to make it real in your life. A negative definition will...

June’s Theme: Easy is right

My motto for this month is “Easy is right”. I will use the coming four weeks to invite more ease into my life. I can’t say that it doesn’t feel easy right now. I’ve been spending the last week in beautiful Spain where I attended a conference called Body Wisdom. (If...