Author: rachel hardy

Sensation: The Language of the Reptile Brain

February 27, 2020
“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves” – – Mary Oliver In the personal growth and self help worlds, we often work...

Why Do I Get Anxious When I Meditate? Why “Calming Down” May Not Always be the Optimal Goal

February 23, 2020
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices are becoming more and more well known. And yet, many folks struggle to meditate and find it an extreme challenge to “go inside”...

How the Nervous System Works Part 2: How Trauma Affects the Body

January 2, 2020
We know that in a healthy nervous system, we move easily between the three states of sympathetic, slow parasympathetic (ventral vagal), and quick shutdown (dorsal vagal). In a nervous system...

How the Nervous System Works Part 1: The Branches of the Autonomic Nervous System

October 5, 2019
In this post, we’ll take a look at how the Nervous System works, and how understanding it can be helpful to our health, wellness, and optimal functioning. The Autonomic Nervous...

Neck and Shoulder Release: A Workshop in Self Myofascial Treatment

January 16, 2017
Do you experience chronic tension or pain in your neck, shoulders, or upper back? Does no amount of stretching seem to release it? Does daily work at a computer lead...