I spent a lot of time this weekend transmuting the emotions of grief, anger and sadness through the vessel of my body. I am so grateful that this is possible.
My daily practice lately has been a mixture of martial arts punch sequences, dance, theatrical movement, a few yoga poses and savasana. Not necessarily in any order, and always in the outdoor church.
Guess what. I haven’t done any seated meditation in a long while, maybe months.
I’m tracking with curiosity how the mainstream yoga/meditation scene isn’t working for me anymore.
I booked a yoga one day retreat a few weeks ago and was surprised at how feral and rebellious I felt against the backdrop of the overly serene, good vibe tribe. I’m over it. I did me, and kicked, punched, grunted and screamed into my hands anyway. Hopefully I inspired someone.
I am less interested in calming down and focused instead on expanding my capacity to feel all of my emotions, through my body, and find an authentic somatic expression to move big emotions through.
The opposite of trauma is resilience. It’s great to know the tools to create more calm in your life, but being able to carefully train your nervous system to hold charge is probably a lot more useful, in this crazy world. How are you cultivating your healthy fierceness, sister?
I am so psyched to start sharing more of this work. I’ll debut my new curriculum - Rewilding Movement at the Nature and Nurture Retreat coming up September 29-October