The Little Engine that Could: Vitality, Erotic, the Second Chakra, and the Wonder Body
In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore the 2nd chakra, how it's an engine that fuels our vitality, and how all our senses can help fill it up. If you've been wondering what all this coloring book stuff has to do with genitals and the erotic, then this is the episode...
Vestibular pleasure and the Wonder Body: how balance, equilibrium, orientation turn us on!
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In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore three senses: balance, equilibrium, and orientation and their interplay. How do these senses keep us upright--or not--as we move through the world? Do they atrophy over...
To me, winter is stunningly beautiful.
Crystaline. Clear. Brought down to the bare bones. Fresh starts and traces of stories to be told.
Trees show their skeletons, stripped bare of the leaves that festoon them all summer long. Now, on a cold day, I can see the variety of shapes, the patterns of twigs, the golden...
The Pleasure Lab: Paris edition
Special edition of the Pleasure Lab podcast, as Amy and Alex wander down Rue Cler in Paris and take in the many sensual pleasures.
The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create...
Noses are portals, between the inner world and the outer world. The function of breath invites awareness. Each breath allows contact with the environment and points attention to our body.
Breathing wintertime air can be an experience of breathing air from over baked interior environments, to cool wet/cold dry outside environments....
Sweet Cave, Sweet Music
I'm still in a sweet cave of reflecting on the year behind and tilling the emotional-spiritual soil so I can plant things for the year to come.
I also have about ten projects in the fire, so part of my cave is pulling back and creating creating creating.
While I used to listen to tons of...
Her Message: A poem after the California fire
On the first day, the fires came without warning. Just a precession right down the middle of main street, hello, hello, I've been looking forward to meeting you. The wind scattered sparks skyward. There wasn't enough time to find the cat who has been stalking butterflies outside. There wasn't enough time to check in...
Sense of Sight and the Wonder Body: the bully sense, soothing colors, and live action coloring!
In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore the sense of sight, one of the big 5. In a departure, they try and color the "sight" page while conversing about the sense (see if they can actually multi-task!). So you may find their conversation a bit more languid than normal as they...
To Rest is Radical
Yoga Nidra: A practice of resting into the center of your being, into form and formlessness.
The veil is thin and the days cooler, shorter and darker. Rest beckons yet we may resist. Recently I went to a Yoga Nidra event led by a teacher from the UK, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD. It...