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“Don’t step, Just move”

Last weekend I was lucky enough to train with the Russian martial artist and systema master Vladimir Vasiliev alongside other teachers and students from all over the UK and even further afield. The workshop was looking at ‘the Structure of Systema’, for two days…

Sensing your skeleton

Alot of body work, yoga and exercise largely focuses on the soft tissues of the body – stretching and strengthening the muscles, releasing the fascia and even massaging the internal organs. Whereas the bones, the underlying structure of the body often get less attention….

A sense of place?

I sometimes think that one of the reasons the ecological destruction of this planet has been allowed to advance this far is that as a species we have become largely oblivious to the reality of the world around us. In fact maybe this ignorance…

Our lost sense of self.

  “Proprioception:- from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own”, “individual”, and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement” – Physiology of behaviour. Despite not being in my word…

Where is my mind?

“Put your feet in the air and your head on the ground, try this trick and spin it, yeah? Your head will collapse… there’s nothing in it and you ask yourself ‘where is my mind?’” – The Pixies.   Or even what is it…