Healing Power of Touch

Why I became a Bodyworker and Massage Therapist – Adam DivineI became a massage therapist because I genuinely wanted to help people either biomechanically or emotionally; chronic pain, stress and tension are commonplace and massage seemed like an area I could really delve into and quite literally get hands-on. Some …

Breathing – Being

Two Simple Breath Techniques to De-stress Breath Awareness in the Belly – Anchoring awareness in bodily sensation and feeling into it’s associated or habitual emotions is the key to dissolving stress and attachment. Make a fist with your right hand and gently press into the upper abdomen just below the …

Fascia as a Sensory Organ

Fascia in its grossest sense is connective tissue, fibres and nerve receptors. In its more subtle sense it is prana, movement, connectivity and union. Fascia interconnects the lungs, the expansive movement of the inhale and the felt-sense of the breath in the nostrils. Fascia interconnects the heart and the beat; the …

Beyond Memory

 How we construct an idea of the self… and how we can get beyond it…  In a recent mindfulness session I was invited to sit with uncomfortable sensations in the body and watch my mental/emotional reaction – to sit and be present with the triggers and the stories they ignite. …

Beyond the Body Map

Getting to the root of disembodiment Some of us live in a mind map of the body. For some, it is easier to check in to the body through the map in the insular cortex of the brain because we have suffered trauma or feel a sensitivity to feeling into …

Mindfulness on the Mat

Making Space to Breathe – a simple embodied breath awareness technique Place one block vertically under the head… take another block horizontally and place between the shoulder blades. You can rest your legs knees bent and feet flat to the ground, or soles of the feet together and knees open …

The Journey Begins

What does embodied mean? To me, it is about being present to all that is – tuning into our bodies and our hearts. With bodywork, we usually go to a practitioner to fix us. Similarly, we often see yoga as a self-improvement technique – so to embody our practice is …