The following is an excerpt from Andy Pike’s manual for his post-graduate biodynamic training entitled “Use of Intention and Non-Doing.” The original version is heavily annotated. Footnotes have been removed for ease of readability in a blog format.
Carol Agneesens – The Breath Which Breathes Us
Carol A. Agneessens, MS., Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® Instructor, Registered Craniosacral Therapist
“Listen – Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?”1 — Mary Oliver
Breathing: life’s most vital function. Countless writings and techniques, from ancient Sanskrit texts and yogic practices to innovative holistic therapies and medical interventions are devoted to the cultivation, understanding and repair of respiratory physiology. Every physical, psychological and emotional problem is to some degree connected to a lack of oxygen and the interruption of full breathing cycles. Yet how many individuals pay attention to their personal respiratory habits? Or notice how respiratory health affects the depth and fullness of their breath and life? What happens to the breathing cycle when stressful events occur?
Carol Agneesens – Flowing Wholeness
Flowing Wholeness :
The Vibratory Resonance Beneath Perceivable Form
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Carol Ann Agneessens, MS.
Imagine for a moment having access to a Hubble-like telescope. Not only can it block distortions from earth’s atmosphere, it is able to record a deep view into space and time with laser precision. In addition, it captures the energetic blueprint of structure prior to the coalescing into form.
What might you see? Is there an iterative pattern shaping nature which can be identified throughout animal and plant kingdoms? Perhaps, through the exquisite ‘eye’ of this lens, we are witnessing the fundamental ‘vibration’ underlying form. Perhaps beneath the perceived solidity of structure there is an active process, moving, shaping and vivifying all organic matter.
Michael Shea – The Embodiment of Primary Respiration: Order, Organization, and Transparency
The Embodiment of Primary Respiration: Order, Organization and Transparency
Michael J Shea, PhD
Stillness in the midst of motion and commotion
is free of will, direction, and time.
It is a complete letting be of what is from moment to moment.
—Toni Packer, “Unmasking the Self”
Michael Shea – The Embodiment of Primary Respiration: Form, Vulnerability and Humility
The Embodiment of Primary Respiration: Form, Vulnerability and Humility
Michael J Shea, PhD
“The healer’s job is to become attuned to the higher level of existence, then join with the patient and facilitate the ‘next best step’ (Comeaux, 2002, p.61).”
Michael Shea – Principles of Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy (BCVT)
In this guest post, Michael Shea elaborates on ten guiding principles for the practice of Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy.
Matthew Appleton – The Influence of Birth Trauma on the Physical and Emotional Well-being of the Baby
In Episode 49 of The Craniosacral Podcast, Matthew Appleton of Conscious Embodiment Trainings discussed some key factors to consider when trying to understand the emotional needs of babies. The following article summarizes some of the matters Matthew brought to our attention in that interview.
An Interview with Ken DiPersio – Full-Spectrum Craniosacral
Today’s post is a transcription of Episode 35 of The Craniosacral Podcast. Ken DiPersio began his craniosacral studies with John Upledger, taught for his institute for a bit, and eventually went on to study biodynamics with Michael Shea. In the interview he talks about some things he learned from Dr. John and Michael, and shares some insights into how he currently views and teaches the work. I received a good deal of positive feedback about this interview, so I thought it would be a good one to put into print for those of you who might like to have it in a readable form. Special thanks to Sarah Tivoli for doing this transcription.
The Embodiment Tide
I recently released a podcast episode featuring Scott Zamurut speaking about the Embodiment Tide. The Embodiment Tide is a slow reciprocal motion in the bioenergetic field that moves into expansion and contraction for about 20 minutes in each direction. It is slower than the Long Tide, which moves in 100 second cycles.
Today’s post will include two documents on the topic of the Embodiment Tide. Thanks to Scott Zamurut for providing these documents for the blog.
An Interview with Mike Boxhall
Yes, yes, I know. It has been a while since I have made a post to this blog. My podcast project www.craniosacralpodcast.com has taken on a life of its own, with thousands of downloads per month, so it has indeed been getting the majority of my attention for the last few months. But an opportunity to add content to the blog just came across my desk, so I thought I would post it for those of you who enjoy the dying art of reading written content. Personally, I love to read, but the younger generation has its own ideas …
In Episode 32 of the podcast I interviewed Mike Boxhall, a CST teacher from the UK. Mike has over 40 years of clinical and teaching experience in craniosacral therapy and other healing arts. He commissioned a transcript of our interview for submission to a publisher and recently sent me a lightly edited copy. I’ll include it today for your reference. Mike really is a treasure for our profession, and there are many nuggets of wisdom in this transcript. I hope you find it useful!