AUDIO for you; One of the greatest challenges in standing within a scoliotic landscape is sensing your inner terrain. Sensing your spine. Its bony architecture, its festoonery of ligaments, its constantly communing and resolving dialogue of sensate and speaking muscle. Sensing the path of your spine through your midline, a circuitous axis.Read More
Sensing the Spine is available as an AUDIO.
You might want to stand in front of a wall for this standing meditation, using your fingertips on the wall for balance, with your eyes softly closed a little, able to peep easily through your eyelashes.
Stand with the soles of your feet on the ground...The skin of the soles of your feet whispering your history here...prayerful, reverent, in conversation with the earth. Listening. in intimate communion.Read More
I see this term a lot. I hear it echoed in new students who step in to explore yoga and their scoliosis, with me. "I did my exercises", they might say to me as we begin a new session.
The truth of the undertaking, this yoga for scoliosis exploration, is far, far deeper. More raw and more foundational. Indeed, more honest. For what is required is a fundamental shift from the mindset of "I do this set of moves and it gives me this result", to one of curiosity, and partnership with one's body and other aspects of one's psyche. Yoga.Read More
'This time, stand up even quicker', he tells me. This young golden-face teaching me to surf. He's bronze dandelion fluff on a board. Okay; stand up faster. Got it.
For the past five and a half decades, 'standing up quicker', I've lived in my feet. Finely articulate, sensate structures, reading the yoga mat, or the dance floor. Agile, responsive. On steady, stable ground, that is.
Except. Now, said ground is moving.Read More
It's hot. And humid. And a walk by the River must be had. At the only time of day it's sensible to do this; evening. So we stroll, my love and I. And a gold moon rises, easing itself above the treeline; a golden Being breathed upward. Suddenly I'm tickled into irreverent play...Read More
Whilst each private yoga for scoliosis session is indeed, a unique journey, these few images offer you some insight into some of the material explored. Often, home adaptations of the prop arrangements and asana, enable the same search of sensation and discernment. Consistent practice begets change.Read More