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‘Til the Mud Settles and the Water is Clear

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Chris Davis   The question is: “Do you have the patience to wait ’til your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving ’til the right action arises by itself?” That’s from the Tao Te Ching — which I’d like to pretend to have studied closely, but no, I just ran across […]

Axis of the Praxis

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Christian Paev   My job is to teach physical practices that create conditions for positive changes in people. Positive to me means – more feeling, more awareness, clarity and choices. First of all, it is important to understand why we need the practice at all, and then to understand how to practice. The need for […]

Stage Fright & the Nervous System (Part 1)

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Amelia Chan   Just a few thoughts on this huge topic. When it comes to stage fright, first of all I’d like to point out that what I personally find to be a key missing element from most discussions is the WHAT it is. All the following are valid elements in the cause of stage […]

Pressure, Tendinopathy, & Movement

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Jenn Pilotti   I recently went down a rabbit hole, like I sometimes do, about tendinopathy. Tendinopathy is a poorly understood cause of pain attributed to overuse. It happens at the tendon, the structure that connects muscle to bone. Pain is weird. It’s multi-faceted and difficult to pinpoint. We can sometimes feel when the injury […]

Somatic Toolkit

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Dare Carrasquillo     Larger playlist of basic animist practices can be found here.  

Students & the System

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Christine Ruffolo   Amongst other things, COVID-19 revealed how fragile the American educational system is, and how unadaptable it is to changing and evolving times.  Designed to churn out compliant workers, it conflicts with the world around them — a burgeoning economy of self employment (one marked by passion, creativity, and innovation), as well as […]

An Attentive Walk & Talk

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Christine Ruffolo   In an unassuming day in July 2022, I attended a workshop entitled “The Musicality of Being” in Washington DC.  It was lead by Seth Dellinger, a Feldenkrais practitioner with a story so wild I’m not going to touch upon it here.  That is for him to discuss.  We met at a picnic […]

Take a Walk With Me

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Samantha Faulhaber [Audio Files] Walk #1 (5 minutes) – Let’s Go Outside Walk #2 (5 minutes) – Check That Out     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Samantha Faulhaber (@shamanicsam)  

“Sensemaking” & the Senses

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Seth Dellinger   “NOW it all makes sense!” Hear those words in your head and yes, perhaps you are in the midst of a life-changing insight. But it’s also possible that you just opened the door to a dangerous delusion with significant consequences for your way of being in the world. Both mental moves involve similar […]

Threatening & Being Threatened

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Dare Sohei   grief (and rage) are just the very first parts of death practice. it strikes me as telling that resistances towards acceptance of these states and moving through them to whats beyond are so prevalent. its like watching someone pick at scabs. this culture, these behavorial stories are so fucking boring and remedial, […]

How Long Does it Take to Get Flexible?

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Tom Morrison   If you’re asking this question it could that you’re genuinely curious how long it takes and would happily accept the answer… or you’re hoping to find someone promising that you can get flexible fast. If it’s the latter, you sound exactly like me many moons ago! Any “quick fix” presented to me, […]

A Practical Exploration of Pain and Healing

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Jenn Pilotti   I was doing Russian dancers recently, a move I have always struggled with (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Russian dancer is a one armed backbend that dynamically switches to the other arm by shifting your weight forward to your feet). I learned that if […]