“The Somatic Movement workshops with Misty became a weekly anchor during a busy period for me, and began a very rewarding path that I have followed since, exploring and connecting with my body through movement. Apparently simple from the outside, the exercises shifted my attention to the body and breath in a way I hadn't experienced before.

Clara

Journeys

Continuous stress means that our nervous system is in a constant state of learning to sense less in order to cope. Somatic Movement Education (SME) and Qigong are preventative self care practices that encourage self regulation, helping us to maintain a balanced life.

What is 'dan tian'?

There are three dan tians in the body. The upper dan tian is situated between the eyebrows, also known as the third eye. The middle dan tian is in the middle of the chest, the heart area. The one we refer to most often in Qigong and Taiji practice is known as the lower dan tian. It translates as elixir or cinnabar (dan) and field (tian). The lower dan tian is where qi (energy) is cultivated and stored and then circulates throughout the body.

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