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Finding our Balance in Tumultuous Times

Tension. Opposition. Violence, even. It may come as a surprise to some readers that all of these have a place in the life cycle of a healthy organism. At least they do in the paradigm of Asian Healing Arts. It’s not all sweetness and light in here!

Without any tension, we’d collapse like rubber chickens. Without opposition, we’d miss the full spectrum of our life’s possibilities. And without violent muscle contractions, none of us would have left our mothers’ wombs.

And yet. The destructiveness of these forces have been showing up all too clearly.

This year, the Season of Extremes we call Spring has been more extreme than most. We’ve seen the Winds of Change blow chilling snow storms into the middle of sunny days. We’ve all been battered by traumatic events, both natural and man-made. So many we’ve had little recovery time between fires and floods. Racially charged shootings and massacres of children. Revelations of corruption, breakdowns and firings at the highest levels of our government. So much tension, opposition and violence.

Are there healthy roles – or outlets – for these forces? How do we use such potentially destructive forces in life-serving ways? Can we contain their potential risks? Cultivate their productive use? Continue reading “Finding our Balance in Tumultuous Times”

Vernal Equinox 2018

Happy Spring! Last week, we celebrated the Vernal Equinox together at Ruscombe Mansion. As our friend Selena Fox says, “Let the vitality of Spring renewal continue to be with you as you go about your daily life.”

Hope to see everyone around Ruscombe in the coming season! Like & follow us on Facebook, and subscribe to our monthly enews, to learn about upcoming events & workshops. Continue reading “Vernal Equinox 2018”

Body Awareness is Self Awareness

Encouraging deeper body awareness is an important part of many holistic body-oriented practices. Indeed, in one research study1, researchers who interviewed many different kinds of practitioners concluded that body awareness is a common ground of mind/body therapies, a key element or mechanism of their action.
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