Breath, by James NestorI just finished reading a book called Breath by James Nestor, which tells the informative story of one man's years long process of understanding breathing. Let me tell you, if you're a mouth breather the book will feel shockingly grim.  Nestor's well researched main ideas...

Polyvagal Theory Last time I posted I wrote about your autonomic nervous system – your fight/flight and rest/digest response. In this post I want to introduce you to a bit more nuance in understanding how we as humans deal with threat and trauma, using Polyvagal Theory...

Stress and RelaxationWhen teaching people about their stress and relaxation responses I try to be careful not to demonize the stress side of things. It seems to me that in the "wellness world," we overemphasize the rest/digest response without touching into the importance of activating....

I'm doing a somatics immersion series with one of my favorite teachers, Lisa Petersen out of Ireland and I want to share with you something I learned recently.It's about our development as humans from the very earliest moments we begin to materialize as bodies: embryonic development....

What's stopping you from getting where you're going? Back up, I'm not asking about the grand scheme of things, although that's a good inquiry in itself. Today I'm talking about physically, your range of motion. What's stopping you from moving in a certain way?  The answer...

Last weekend I was practicing with an upturned chair under the dogwood tree when I had an interesting yoga experience. It was nothing magical, and perhaps just a series of coincidences that my human brain registered as a pattern. But I had a poignant insight about myself...