"So, what if healing was less about releasing something old and wounded, and more about returning to an inner sense of wholeness?
What if we could let go of any end goal around whatever being "healed" or "released" looks like? And instead, focus on cultivating our inner and outer resources so that we experience feeling more seen, held and connected (by/with our own selves and by/with trusted others)? How might that shift our experience of healing?"
- Jessica Schaffer
Mindful movement can wake us up and settle us down. It can spark vitality and enhance ease. This practice of kind, curious attention in movement and stillness can bring us a greater understanding of ourselves. It can offer us a present moment experience of connection and safety in our bodies.
I think of our practice of mindful movement, breathing, and rest as sharing a friendly cup of tea with the compassionate presence that dwells within each of us. We ground ourselves in relationship with the Earth and allow space in our bodies. We pay attention to one thing at a time: the feeling of feet on the floor, of contact between fingertips, of breath moving in and out. And we find that presence is just listening. It doesn’t promise to do anything or analyse what is arising. Presence is a quality of being and our embodied practice makes us aware of it.
This new year, let's take all the time we need to refresh our sense of presence and remember our wholeness in every circumstance. Come join me for mindful movement practices that welcome you just as you are and provide a space for refreshment and renewal.