The pain of reconnection

The pain of reconnection

With so many benefits to reconnecting with ourselves (embodiment), others (relating) and the planet, one may ask why are we so consistently disconnected? One answer is trauma, of course. Another is that it’s a fucking conspiracy in how the world is set up. Or here’s...
All one body

All one body

This year I’ve been taking seriously a rather wild understanding: that the individual body contains everything and all of us. Everything, and all of us. This is actually a pretty traditional, mystical/tantric notion: microcosm of the macrocosm; as above, so below;...
Movement-phobic culture

Movement-phobic culture

We live in a movement-phobic society. Culturally, we’re shackled and straight-jacketed. Don’t think so? Try practising yoga at an airport, doing pull-ups on a train or start dancing in the street. I’ve been mocked, threatened, questioned by police and even told I...
Top tips for facilitators

Top tips for facilitators

Know what you’re trying to do. Clear aims matter. Being is more important than tools. Embody what you’re teaching. Any training is a cycle. The beginning is not the middle, and the middle is not the end. This flow matters (eg building trust and authority early, and...
Suffering doesn’t help

Suffering doesn’t help

There’s a deeply held, implicit belief that we must suffer to grow. It’s Judeo-Christian essentially, but has made its way into all aspects of bodymind practice and personal growth. Today, extreme hot yoga, mud runs (and similar) and ice training are some of the most...

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