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
Happy 2015! How can we “ground” our new resolution in an effortless and sustainable fashion?! As I investigate, through Zen Shiatsu and Somatics, the harmony and flow of life and get curious about how mind, body and environment are woven together, the more I agree with my teachers that it is important to, every day, create a “practice of change” to create for ourselves the … [Read more...] about 2015. time to explore a peaceful, connected and healthy body, naturally.
I came across a wonderful article LET IT R.A.I.N written by Rick Hanson, (Phd Neuropsychologist; Author, 'Hardwiring Happiness') asking: “what can we do to reclaim, use, enjoy, and be at peace with our whole estate -- without being overwhelmed by its occasional swamps and fumes? In other words, how can you be “at home in your own skin or your own mind”? It is true and often … [Read more...] about is choosing the mind over the body a real choice?
Shiatsu in Japanese literally means “finger pressure”, yet this Japanese ancestral form of bodywork goes beyond simple massage technique. Jushas (Japanese word for the Shiatsu recipient) often report that they feel “nurtured, nourished, complete”, that they “received exactly what they needed”. How does Shiatsu work? Shiatsu promotes the healthy functioning of the organs. … [Read more...] about what makes Shiatsu so unique?
We commonly talk about « trusting one’s gut instinct » or having a « gut feeling ». This ancestral knowledge is rooted in our language. In the modern days however, more and more people suffer from digestive problems and food intolerance. The Chinese Taoist thinking declares that Man is both part of his environment and is affected by it. They understand health as a state of … [Read more...] about Gut Brain: get in touch with your deeper truth! Let go and flow!