I am coming out of a ‘state’. I am surfacing from a ‘space’. I am noticing a shift. My energy is moving. This is the language that I use in session, as a therapist, to describe and understand emotions. This is the language that I use with myself, to describe and understand emotions. I find … Continue reading surfacing
In the current climate, the desire to split has become increasingly prevalent. Split? It is this way or that way … this is right and that is wrong … my mood is either up or down. When we split, we sever connection. Two opposing things, actions, objects, feelings, sensations can occur at the same time. … Continue reading vibration v. ambivalence
I am interested in moving the breath down…. I have become increasingly aware of the addiction to ‘up’ …. In my personal asana practice, there has been a realization to the many years that I have unknowingly (unconsciously) spent in a state of activation. As I am increasingly attuned to the subtlety and complexity of … Continue reading The diaphragm: The seed of the ‘A-ha’ moment
In my yoga class, last week I spoke about ‘depth versus growth’. At some point I read something, or heard something, that originated in the words of James Hillman (a Jungian analyst, author, scholar). It was the idea of ‘depth versus growth’. That single phrase ‘depth versus growth’ has been bouncing around my psyche for … Continue reading depth v. growth
I intended to practice. I intended to work on sequencing. I rolled out my mat. When I came to, I was looking out at a kettle pond. Lupe (my dog) was in tow, facing in the opposite direction, in a gesture of protection. I was looking, noticing, writing, reflecting, connecting. In that moment Downward Dog … Continue reading The icy reflection of a kettle pond in winter.