Category Archives : Yoga

Floor Work

I like to prop my head up on a small Spinal Roller to enhance the lengthening effects. Roll the back up and down and from side to side. This is done easily and gently with the intention to lengthen, loosen, and limber the spine and back.   A small Spinal Roller is under the hips […]

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Floor Time

FLOOR TIME Have you ever watched a cat or a dog find itself a sun–warmed piece of ground or pavement and proceed to roll around on its back? Animals roll their backs as naturally as they stretch and relax. Grounded in their deep body sense (the kinesthetic sense) animals move and respond to internal cues. […]

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What do animals know?

I have been thinking that the answer to the riddle ‘what do animals know that we have forgotten?’ is ‘that animals know how to be embodied’.  They do what comes naturally to them and usually through their bodies.  Stretch, relax, groom yourself or another, walk and move about, rest bountifully and sleep to your heart’s […]

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the parasympathetic: experiencing a mild paralysis

 It is Interesting that early researchers into our physiology should have called and named the stress inducing aspect of our nervous system “sympathetic” which usually has a positive connotation in our language.  It is the strong emotional side to our functioning; what is usually referred to as “the fight or flight response”.  It is the […]

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Parasympathetic Rebound

How often do you hear anybody mention the parasympathetic nervous system on TV and then in a drama.  It happened last night on a British mystery show on PBS , “Midsomer’s Murders”, where right at the end of the show the pathologist explains that the deceased, he just examined, apparently died from a parasympathetic rebound.  He explained this as […]

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