Exercise vs Embodied Practice

Exercise vs Embodied Practice

Everything you do, any movement you make can be ‘just’ an exercise or it can be an embodied practice that invites growing awareness, more choices and presence.  There are a few pointers that help you identify what kind of practice you are engaging in....
In 2019, I commit to… being less of a consumer

In 2019, I commit to… being less of a consumer

I am committed to practicing a balanced way of taking in and integrating what I’m taking it. And I’m not only talking about food or other consumer goods. I am mainly focusing on information – verbal, emotional, physical. I have been practicing for a good while...
Hugging the heart

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

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

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...
Give your eyes a break

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...