Adaptability

Mistakes Are Awesome

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Mistakes are your best friend. Effective practice and growth would be impossible without mistakes – if you cultivate a healthy relationship to them.   Often, when learning a new skill, folks will be embarrassed by how awkward their initial attempts are. In teaching both music and Primal practice, I constantly run in to students who […]

Freedom

The principle of Chien or Gradual Progress

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Gradual progress is a concept that is fundamental to the ancient body/mind training. The training methodology of internal martial arts like Tai Chi and meditative traditions like Zen follow the principles of gradual progress. Deep and positive change occurs as a gradual process. Physical and mental structures reshape themselves allowing for higher leaves of awareness, […]

Freedom

Movement Maps

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We are all interested in increasing the strength, vitality, peace and passion we experience. To do this we practice. Understanding what we are doing and why we are doing it makes practice way more powerful. To increase our understanding it is important to see how we see things. We must view our view. Our perspective […]

Ease and Engagement

Map of Practice

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Practice is amazing. We often take it for granted but the realization that desirable abilities and skills can be systematically developed is one of the most important discoveries humanity has made. It is the foundation of improvement and growth. It is the most empowering realization one can have because it allows us to change from […]