Experiencing Body Comfortable in the Moment by Alexandra Johnson

I was walking with my daughter. She asked me a question, and I realized that instead of listening to her, I had been lost in thought. As support for being available, I registered my breath and my footsteps as we walked. When I saw the mind drifting, I came back to the body, in order to participate more fully in this moment. Continue reading “Experiencing Body Comfortable in the Moment by Alexandra Johnson”

Conscious energy can be received.

In the street, there’s constant noise from many cars going by. Those are like our thoughts—they’re from mass consciousness. When you stay with the process of inhalation and exhalation, the traffic thins out. At some point, it looks like there’s no traffic. That’s when the feelings join the mind and body. Conscious energy can be received. Begin by asking your mind to stay with the process of inhalation and exhalation. Start with three minutes a day, preferably in the morning. When you are ready, increase it to four minutes. The mind that’s free of thoughts, the mind that doesn’t live in the past and future, isn’t something you just have. You have to work for it.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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Breema, un camino para la autocomprension a traves de Estar Presente por Salena Irion y Felipe de Oliveira

El Breema les puede sonar a muchos como una simple técnica corporal, pero va más allá. Su objetivo es la auto-comprensión, y para ello dispone de herramientas prácticas que nos ayudan a estar presentes en nuestra vida diaria.

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Los ejercicios de auto-aplicación (Auto-Breemas) y las secuencias del trabajo corporal de Breema® (en pareja) con el apoyo de los nueve Principios de Armonía de Breema, nos invitan a experimentar el sabor de Estar Presente de una manera práctica.

Los Principios de Armonía son la base del método,  nos dan dirección y guía para estar presentes. Son los siguientes: Cuerpo cómodo, firmeza y suavidad,  participación plena, apoyo mutuo, sin juzgar, momento único/actividad única, sin prisa/sin pausa, sin forzar. Solemos decir que cada principio es una ventana en una sala con nueve ventanas que asoman al mismo jardín: el jardín de Estar Presente. Cuando estás presente ves los Nueve principios manifestándose en cada movimiento y postura que haces. Continue reading “Breema, un camino para la autocomprension a traves de Estar Presente por Salena Irion y Felipe de Oliveira”

Breathe, and come to your body.


We have judgment because we have a “judge.” This judge gets its authority from two places—the past and the future. That’s where it lives. When you come to the present, the judge has no authority at all. In fact, when you come to the present, there is no judge.

You may say, “I am always in the past and the future—I can’t let go of them just like that. Isn’t there some step I can take?” The answer is yes. Breathe, and come to your body. When you don’t know how to let go of the judge, breathe. Stay with your inhalation and exhalation. It may take a few breaths, but eventually you can let the judge go.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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You support life, and your life is supported.

Breema supports you to relate to yourself as Being-existence, as part of one whole, unified Existence, without thought, without philosophy. That could become your posture towards life. You could take that posture with you and go visit your family. In the atmosphere of that posture, there is harmony. You go to the coffee shop, to a restaurant, to a friend’s, you wash your dishes, clean your kitchen—that atmosphere always emanates harmony. You support life, and your life is supported.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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Mutual Support: Cultivating a Relationship With Others by Relating to Yourself by Birthe Kaarsholm

Recently I took a few days off, and was looking forward to having some time to myself, and time for introspection to balance the outer demands of everyday life in the city.

I was standing in the kitchen. It was apparent that most of the day would be spent in cooking and getting the house ready for guests. There was a lot of resistance that manifested as tension in the body—this was not what I had envisioned! I saw there was irritation towards the people around me and it was clear I was not contributing to the atmosphere in a positive way. I was standing in front of the stove stirring the pot cooking rice pudding. The movement of stirring reminded me to connect to the body. I saw that the moment before, I had been completely caught up in thoughts and emotional reactions to what was going on in my head and not at all participating in what I was doing. As I continued to stir the pot, the aliveness of being present with this simple activity was nurturing. Then I was present in myself, and from that taste of presence, I was able to relate to the people around me more constructively. Continue reading “Mutual Support: Cultivating a Relationship With Others by Relating to Yourself by Birthe Kaarsholm”

Whatever you’re doing, let it become complete…

Whatever you’re doing, let it become complete. Let each movement in Breema be one complete movement. When you wash dishes, pick up one plate and wash it, then put it away and pick up another one. When you walk, let one step mature on the ground, then, without pause, take another step. This way, you are present with yourself.

–from The Taste of Being Present by Jon Schreiber

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Bringing Health Into Perspective by Alexandra Johnson

Today I was with a client. He came for Breema bodywork, but also had a question and needed a medical consultation. I wanted to answer his question accurately, but in a way that would actually support his healing, and not deepen identification with his body’s condition.

I offered him medical advice, and we agreed on a treatment plan. After he received Breema bodywork, he mentioned how much the session had helped him to release tension, quiet the mind, and harmonize his emotions. He also said that his attitude about his health was improved. He felt like it was finally ‘in perspective.’ He was still experiencing physical symptoms, but he was no longer draining his emotional energy. Continue reading “Bringing Health Into Perspective by Alexandra Johnson”