(FREE DOWNLOAD) A Short Somatic Process for Beginning Rightly
(AUDIO) A brief - 3 min - guided somatic meditation to prepare us to begin rightly.
For doing before a difficult conversation, a big meeting, a creative activity, an exciting date night, a risky manoeuvre, beginning anything.
The idea for this came from a somatic coaching client who requested some guided somatic cues for when he sat down each day to write song lyrics.
Many somatic traditions have their own version of bringing the self to an appropriate place for right action to occur. In martial arts it is called 'centring'. In Alexander Technique it is called 'coming to quiet'. In the performing arts it is an assumed and essential part of preparation and the process is very unique to each performer. In a therapeutic context it might be clearing space. Each is geared towards preparation for right action. Here is one you can do drawing from quite a few different traditions.
Elements in this short exploration are drawn from the teachings of Paul Linden, Alexander Technique, Lindy Davies, Wendy Palmer, Mark Walsh, Francis Briers and Feldenkrais.
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