Sat, Apr 6 & Sun, Apr 7 in Cambridge
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Down Under Voices: A Blog
Feldenkrais is a way to rewire the brain. It helps people improve their way of moving and their way of being. Habitual patterns of tension melt away. The Feldenkrais Method helps people performs at a higher level, prevent injury and heal from physical, emotional and spiritual injury.
Aristotle once talked about the ability of music to evoke almost any emotion, but it also has the ability to calm emotion, to help that journey into relaxation.
By cultivating this slower and kind attitude, one's practice may be transformed from a physical practice, which at times can be competitive or aggressive, to a more internal, benevolent path of self-study; a self contemplative experience.
BKS Iyengar often said that dedicated practitioners and students should come together to share freely their experiences of yoga with one another so that all may benefit from this sacred art. I applaud the Boston Yoga Ropes Collective for sharing their work and wish you all many wonderful practices.
With continued practice, obsession slowly turns to tempered curiosity and dedication to having a child, without it controlling every waking moment.
I’m told some of the men have committed serious crimes and that many will never leave the facility, but I see 9 men who show up weekly to practice and be present. Nine men who, I believe, want to make changes in their lives.
I always thought that being a yoga teacher would be so glamorous because there is a style of yoga for everyone, so whatever I had to offer, would appeal to enough people! Oh to be so naïve…it’s true what they say: ignorance is bliss.
While yoga is certainly not a shielder of misfortune, it did provide me with an hour in which the only thing I had to worry about was where my foot was in space and how my breath felt in my lungs. Doing yoga for me became a relief from the terror of the future, the claustrophobia of my choices. It was brief, but it was there.
Upon entering the world, my daughter Mira suffered a brain injury. Within seconds, my husband and I were thrown into a whirlwind of unfamiliar words, a loss of our vision of a healthy birth, and an unknown future filled with fear, loss, and intense love in a way that we could never have imagined.
The world is always going, always moving. Things are always happening. No matter what I do, say, write, read, yell, scream, make or create, things are going to keep happening. There is no rhyme or reason to these happenings.