Alignment as Invitation

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”  – Martha Graham

As both a yogi and physical therapist, I teach people how to hold space within themselves. I offer guidelines for where to place one’s feet, back, or shoulders and ultimately, methods for movement and living that might alleviate suffering and pain.

Such a process requires a calibration of the physical body and thus the nervous system. And for all of us, such a shift requires attention and diligent practice!

What does it take for a person to attend to their posture when they are sitting at the computer, doing the dishes, lifting the laundry basket…?   Vision, faith, desire… an intention to feel better in this body and a belief that if we create the physical container for better health, it arrives.

At first, we forget! We slump over the keyboard and fall into old holding patterns in the blink of an eye. But for the diligent student, a desire for change reengages their conscious mind within their body… and as they remember (again and again and again), they practice and invite the outcome they seek.

If you can work with this cycle long enough, you will realize your intentions are absolutely creating your experiences…. and that soon the fluctuations and forgetfulness start to subside. This is the reward we seek: increased strength, endurance, and energy;  less distracting thoughts and pain; the healthiest, most vibrant possible state of being.

It is my intention to share my knowledge of alignment with my clients, students, and readers. This blog is my means of inviting you to practice with me!


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