"Man is originally endowed and invested with Hara.
But when, as a rational being, he loses what is embodied in Hara it becomes his task to regain it...
The only right choice is the one which will not endanger the wholeness of his being."
Align Breathe Connect.
The physical alignment or posture of a person conveys information about she holds herself in life, both to others and to herself.
Likewise the attitude of a person can be read by the breath of the individual.
Finally, the interplay between holding on and letting go indicates how they interact and connect with the world around them.
The inner state may be experienced in the outer form so these are not just physical practices but rather the functions of the person in totality.
To work on any of these aspects of oneself is to work on the whole person.
Change requires discipline, practice and insight because without these elements one cannot free oneself from rigid patterns of thinking or the poor physical habits of the body. Truly learn to listen to and inhabit your body. The mind and body are connected so by addressing the mind we can affect the body, and vice versa. The mind and body are not separate but two sides of the same coin. The solution is to not only treat localised symptoms but to determine the fundamental cause and address the person as a complete whole. The physical practices serve as a means to embodiment and access to what most call the spiritual.
Our bodies are coded to move but many of us have misplaced the access key and can no longer move well. The continuum starts with breathing. Then a gradual progression of alignment in relatively static positions is the next step before more complex movements that really nothing more than combination patterns whilst being mindful of optimal bodily alignments. Movement quality should come first before volume is added. Whatever the body repeats it will get more efficient at so loading a dysfunctional pattern is counterproductive.
Breathing is a vital function that aids in this creation of space and is an antidote to ageing.
The average person breathes 20000 times a day so it's also vital that this is addressed as breathing affects the nervous system and our overall functioning including our digestive system and metabolism. This is crucial for maintaining a healthy weight.
When the foundation of alignment and breathing is addressed, we can then teach you to maintain alignment in movement and connect the body. To maintain the space in dynamic movement so you can reclaim your strength. Align Breathe Connect. So simple and yet so misunderstood. And it really is that simple.
We can guide you to rediscover the body wisdom that you may have misplaced so that you may learn to really inhabit your body to rediscover the life you were meant to live.
The principles of alignment, breathing and connection are just as applicable to everyone.
It is never too late to regain your health and wellbeing.