As a bodywork practitioner, I enter as an advocate for any parts holding uncomfortable experiences that may want to surface in order to get folded back into a present-time alignment. Part of my work is to tune into a pattern that doesn’t know how to ‘find its way back’ to integration.
For many of us, our first impulse when feeling tension in our bodies is to try to push it away. There may be a rejectionary messaging — ‘You need to go away’ — motivating our efforts to stretch or relax. Tension is bad, right? Or is it? Could you dare to believe that allowing tension to exist might actually be the most effective route towards comfort? What does it mean to say ‘yes’ to tension?
I was forced to take a long break from everything normal last spring. Before the two concussions that knocked me out for five months, I had never truly felt my brain as a muscle. As a bodyworker and dancer, I…read more