Body Safe, Mind Wise

Apr, 18, 2019 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

In the big picture, individuals in a community feel safety and freedom when they each know their basic needs are being taken care of.  They feel safe around others in their own skin and have a sense of freedom to do the things that are innately important to them.  It takes a body in some …

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Feel Peace…Create Release

Jan, 30, 2019 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

The process of loosening tension in the body is far more than a mechanical process.  It’s a biochemical and neurologic interplay with the muscles and connective tissue (fascia) of the body.  We will have some success in releasing the areas where our tissue is stuck and not gliding or lengthening as is functional.  But often …

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Stuck in the Body…Stuck in Emotion

Sep, 03, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

As our physical body presents restriction to us in the form of pain or discomfort, we tend to find ourselves in a postural position that reflects this sensation.  Our body and emotions tend to mirror the experience of limitation with one another.  We can use the avenue of the body or mind to access peace …

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Connection…is Happiness

Jul, 22, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

I’m told, and I believe, that nurturing close relationships is an avenue to genuine feelings of happiness.  And copious research shows this to be true for humans across the board.  The long-term Harvard study showed that the quality and accessibility of relationships was a bigger predictor of mortality than smoking.  In short, disconnection is bad …

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Finding Safe Haven in Self

Apr, 14, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

We tend to look outside ourselves when we’re looking to feel that sense of openness and safety. We wait for the right moment to choose this vulnerable emotional expression. And reality is, this moment may never arrive. What if that security came from within your own skin? What if that safe haven resides in a …

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How Release Works!

Mar, 15, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

To know how to release the tightness of our bodies connective tissue (called fascia), it helps to understand how we find our way into this bound up way of living first.  Release is effectively an unwinding of this process of poor posture and movement patterns.  In the world of somatics, we don’t feel it’s absolutely …

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A New Light

Jan, 13, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

This time of year, around the winter solstice, has been a celebrated occasion for thousands of years.  Pagan traditions celebrated it as the rebirth of the sun, a time when we are moving into longer days of light and all that it brings.  It’s at this time that the earth begins to rotate back around …

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Why Feeling Matters

Nov, 08, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Learning and changing how we live life is not just a matter of going through a rote sequence of actions.  We must have a sense of our self and how we relate to our world to know how to adjust our actions to make the changes we seek.  In my last blog I explained how …

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The How of MoYo Movement

Sep, 20, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

What is MoYo Movement?  And how did the idea unfold?  As so many creative endeavors come to be, so mine began with my experiences and the trial and error of seeking a better solution. MoYo Movement stands for mobility yoga and the meaning of the word is heart in the Swahili language.  Our need to …

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Do You Feel?

Aug, 10, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Most of us experience some degree of pain and discomfort in our physical body and so we think it’s a given that we feel.  But the feeling (felt) sense can be detected as subtleties of sensation or significant pain and discomfort that we are forced to pay attention to.  When it’s mild enough or it …

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