In this 30-minute sequence, we will move the spine in its 6 directions, practice 3-part yogic breathing, and then spend 10-15 minutes following the breath in a gentle shamatha meditation.
Morning Breathwork + Meditation to Train Your Mind
Train your mind to not go chasing squirrels in this 30-minute sit, led by Emma Sartwell at Naropa University as part of their COVID-19 community offerings. This practice incorporates breathwork to settle the mind and body, and then about 15…
Body Scan – Meditation for Listening to the Body
In this video, I walk you through filling the body with nonjudgmental, non-goal-oriented breath and awareness. This will dissolve blockages, allow for more flow in the body, and build the relationship between your mind and body.
Orienting – Meditation for Coming Back to the Here + Now
Regulate your nervous system by attuning to the here and now. This brief exercise activates the social engagement system and the vagus nerve for greater calm, centeredness, and presence.
Microcosmic Orbit – Meditation for Circulating Energy
One of my favorite meditations, the Microcosmic Orbit, is an ancient Taoist breath and attention practice that moves congested energy. That could be sexual energy condensed in the pelvis (this is a popular practice for delaying…
Self-Hug – Meditation for Nervous System Regulation
As mammals, we literally need touch for our health and sanity. Sadly, many of us in modern society feel touch-deprived.
Changing the Inner Channel – Meditation for Self-Awareness
Do you want to go deeper into your internal landscape? In this meditation, we explore five ways of understanding your experience, based on the Somatic Experiencing tool SIBAM: sensation, image, behavior, affect, and meaning.
When Holidays are Hard: Increasing Nervous System Regulation through the Winter Season
This time of year can be tricky. With shorter, darker days in the Northern hemisphere, our mammalian bodies can trend toward hibernation…
The #1 Somatic Practice I Do: An Experiential Exploration
If I were to boil down somatic work into just one simple and effective practice, this would be the one!