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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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Length and Strength!

May, 25, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

In the posture of the human form, misalignments literally reduce the height of our musculoskeletal system.  They lead to imbalances in the way we use our muscles and place undue stress on our joints.  So our moms urging to stand up straight had quite a lot of merit.  However, there’s more to this complex challenge …

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The Body Speaks

Mar, 30, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Have you ever noticed the way a person carries them self and had a “sense” for the way they feel?  You may be right or wrong, but we know the way a person’s posture is held is molded by their activity or lack thereof.  In addition, the position of their skeleton is developed by habitual …

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Power in the Rhythmic Breath

Feb, 28, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 2

The breath is capable of enabling alignment, strength and a more balanced nervous system.  We so rarely engage it in its fullest capacity when we disconnect from feeling our own body.  This misunderstanding of our kinesthetic ability is significantly short-changing our health. Rhythmic breathing is the even pacing of the inhale and exhale.  It’s an …

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New Perspective…New Commitment…New Self

Jan, 27, 2017 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Yoga is a practice that asks us to live in the moment…feeling all that arises and taking inventory without judging what is.  It’s surprisingly hard to notice pain and behaviors that aren’t working while simultaneously noticing our compounding reactions to them.  We can quietly and often subconsciously judge what seems to be wrong rather than …

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A Better Running Butt…with Strength!

Oct, 25, 2016 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

By Brenna Backe Practicing yoga on a regular basis is a great supplement to any runners training program.  It helps counteract some of the tightness that occurs from the repetitive motion and the high impact of the sport.  But what if some of that tightness, and the injury and pain that comes with it, could …

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Connect…Rather than Resist

Sep, 15, 2016 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Ever heard a yoga teacher talk about the issues in our tissues?  This refers to our somatic experience…or the patterns that the physical (soma) body manifests as a result of physical and emotional traumas.  Years ago the connective tissue of the human body was considered extraneous matter when studying anatomy.  Fortunately, the 20th century birthed …

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The Space Inside

Jul, 29, 2016 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

Within the framework of our bodies lies fluid and space.  Without a healthy dose of both of these, our joints and fascia won’t function well.  Movement and water consumption are 2 ways we achieve this so we have responsiveness and pliability of these structures.  As well, direct release through massage helps us find a more …

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