What is the link between Ideokinesis (and the many derived somatic approaches that use it) or other forms of visualization within somatic movement and VR?
The language of image is one we speak every night as we dream. It just takes a little prompting for us to be able to develop our latent facility with this language. Simple questions, such as “What does this image remind you of?” open the messages from images in powerful ways.
Violence has become a structural part of the Colombian psyche perpetuating wounds even in the youngest members of the population. Healing these wounds is now a priority of peace agreements.
Somatic psychotherapy—also called body psychotherapy—focuses on the complex and profoundly powerful connections between body and mind and how those connections affect how we process and recover from trauma and other emotional distress.
In the Realization Process, we discover the ground of fundamental consciousness by inhabiting the internal space of our body.
Since meditation research has increasingly focused on methods like mindfulness, we have come to see contemplative practice in general as taking a top-down approach to lowering stress and building resilience.
The Hawaiians called the Europeans who landed on their shores in the late 1700s “haole.” This means breathless, or without breath.
I hypothesize that the search for “the universal, “the humanistic,” or “the biological” as a through-line of body-mind investigation, has encouraged a mono-cultural approach to somatic pedagogy and to the promotion of the field.
Have you ever wondered why the trend in modern science, scholarship, and practical expertise seems inexorably headed in one direction—towards more and more narrow specialization?
Christine Caldwell’s book, Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence, Empowerment and Waking Up in This Life, pushes back against the current mindfulness craze in the name of “bodyfulness,” a contemplative principle that focuses on attunement to one’s lived experience of the body.
Recognizing and embodying our interconnected wholeness within, with others, and with the world and universe around us is fundamental to the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation.
Pilgrimage condenses the journey for spiritual liberation that can take an entire human lifetime or more into a few short weeks on the road.
Pārvatī had a singular desire—to win Śiva, the greatest of gods, as her husband.