hard beneath a soft skin


you can tell a lot about a person by how rigid their body is.

today during relaxation i watched the 5 pregnant women before me as i reflected on the practice they had just finished and the class i gave them and as i did this it occurred to me that so many people are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.

layers and layers of emotions that are locked into the body and have become rock solid where once there was soft innocence.  it is difficult for the breath to reach these boulders because the pathways that take it there are blocked as well and so the problem perpetuates. From just one tiny toxic seed the entire internal body can close in on itself shutting down the enjoyable feeling of lightness. When the windows and blinds are shut air does not enter, energy is stagnant and the sun cannot shine.

when my muscles are relaxed they slide around my bones and fall into their natural state like a shirt coming off the hanger to land on the floor in a natural pile of folds and creases.

an uncontrolled mind is a masocistic master of manipulation, games and brick laying. 

it is always such a shock to encounter that unbudging hardness in a student in class, especially a pregnant one. at a time when a women is most feminine and connected with her goddess how can she carry such hardness, why? i always find that women look so soft and supple during pregnancy, it appears they really become their feminine self. 

is it these women that are hardened that will prosper more in birth whereas the sensitive ones will tend to fall quicker?


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