body/mind practice

Our Beloved Nervous System

Our nervous system function happens automatically, going back and forth between the two poles of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic relaxation. In a healthy and resilient nervous system, we go between the two as needed, defaulting to the relax and heal parasympathetic system most of the time. That balance can be disturbed when we have experienced …

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Naturalness (with guided meditation)

Accepting the invitation of this cocoon time, I’ve been going deeper into the practices that stabilize and hold me – conscious breath and meditation, mindful movement, and prayer. I’m so grateful I can do that, and offer that space of care to others. I think of that space inside as Naturalness, grounded in my body …

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ReSourcing (with guided meditation)

Here we are, suspended in the pause, the in-between, while the world around us continues to do its job…Which is to change, and ask us to… Yet, in riding the waves of vulnerability and uncertainty, I turn again and again to what is unchanging. It’s what resilience means to me…as many times as I go …

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Resilience and the Breath – (with guided breath practice)

Reminders of our fragility and uncertainty abound. The collective and personal crucible we are in together will tumble us to who knows where, and we of Heart and faith are feeling it all. The practice of simply remembering your breath, drawing your attention to its coming and going rhythm, will give your body/mind the safety …

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Shelter in Your Heart (with guided meditation)

In these last few days, I have shared some practices that can help to calm and soothe –  they sure have been nourishing for me. It seems like this surreal time can be a portal in a way, and it’s essential to nurture our inner lives more than ever. The body/mind practices help shift us …

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Time for Meditation (with guided practice)

Hopefully, most of us are now ‘sheltering in place’, isolating to protect ourselves and others. It is an exercise in community cooperation, as well…we need to take care of each other in this way. It’s also time to take care of ourselves in a deep way. Uncertainty and anxiety abound; the moment and its ramifications …

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The Eye of The Storm (with guided heart meditation)

This is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, yet it seems like the hibernation is just beginning! It’s time to remember that these are the times that we have practiced for. Thank goodness that we have built skills of wisdom and strength and continue to work on a nervous system that is able …

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