During my studies of Somatics I learned from my teacher Mark Taylor about the soft-belly practice that I would like to share with you. It is a great way to increase your awareness of the body and to let go of fear and emotions. When I facilitate a Chi Nei Tsang or Somatic treatment, often receiver respond with surprise to how many tensions their belly carry. Our "guts" … [Read more...] about soft belly meditation- Body Fullness
"To start the year, I am inspired to share my Nepalese experience. On the plane back from Kathmandu to Hong Kong, I met a woman, who after suffering a great loss, went travelling for 7 months, in search of her inner compass. The inner compass theme has been a recurrent one for me last year. I want, like all of us, to have a sense of a meaningful, fruitful life. Letting go of … [Read more...] about happy new year
SHIATSU (which literally means Finger Pressure in Japanese) is a traditional form of Japanese body-work that was usually practiced within the families, and by midwives. It is an officially recognized Massage Therapy in Japan, and has become very popular in Western countries over the last 15 years. Zen Shiatsu is rooted in the well-known in Asia tradition of TE ATE: innate … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: beyond pregnancy.
Natasha Audoye, Regional Office Manager in Hong Kong shares her experience: " I started receiving bi-monthly Shiatsu sessions with Anne about 6 months before I got pregnant. At that time I was travelling a lot, and felt the need for something that would allow me to take my life back instead of being just driven by my agenda. I was afraid not to be able to become a mother and … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: an easy pregnancy!
Intuitively when we feel pain somewhere, we will tend to place a hand to soothe or warm the area. This ancestral knowledge is the origin of Zen Shiatsu, TE ATE, “the healing hand”, in Japanese. I would say that yes, massage can benefit menstrual pains, but if you are on your cycle, a gentle and attentive massage. Indeed, many women tend to have a lower pain threshold before … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: menstrual discomforts.