Bodyawareness

“Horses are masters of body- and emotional communication because that is how they mainly communicate. The language of horses is individual, partly invisible, delicate and rich in nuances.”

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Although people have invented words and explanations, we also still react to and express our emotions through our body; whether we are aware of it or not. Horses read these signals as easily as we hear words. They feel what we really feel, often before ourselves.

In a natural herd the real leaders are calm, sensitive and caring. They are not bullying others around.

Horses teach us to be honest, aware and open. It’s not a path of pretending nor judgement; we can learn to find certainty from uncertainty and courage  from recognized fear.

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Our bodylanguage creates trust for the horse when we

  • can radiate calm certainty and sensitivity
  • have wide self-awareness and we live in the moment
  • act openly and honestly without contradictional emotions/ signs
  • don’t demand selfishly but support dignity

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Starting to gain awareness

 When we understand and accept the messages of emotions  and then find the clearness and strength from the body we have stepped on the path to peaceful mind and true presence.

At the same time we can learn to express ourselves openly and clearly. If we ever have tools in our hands they are not more than extension of the true energy of our body, and the finetuning for expressing.

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Living in the moment,  feeling what’s really going on in our heart and body. 

The modern world of humans is busy but the world of horses is peaceful right here and now.

I use many kinds of exercises, from more active to relaxation on the floor, for improving self-awareness and clarity. All exercises, as should anything we do in life, are done with calm breathing and friendliness towards the body.

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Natural movements and posture

A clear example of our bodylanguage is the way we walk. One of the important steps is the art of walking; it awakens authentic expression, clearness, awareness, ability to sense the world around us, core’s muscle strength, suppleness, balance and health in overall.

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Natural way of moving doesn’t make body stiff but brings back more child-like, supple easiness of moving. Strength and flexibility can walk hand in hand, not against each other.

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 Natural body posture activates body’s ‘power parts’ and frees ‘blocks’ from within. That way we learn to carry ourselves better both physically and mentally, which is a very important issue when interacting and working openly with horses.

Bodyawareness in the clinics:

Open clinics:
The amount of time taken to the bodyawareness depends on the group, location and time available but sometimes bodyawareness plays a rather small part, sometimes a bit more.

Bodyawareness courses and Zensitive-groups:
Bodyawarenss plays an important role in these both. Also guidance is very individual and enough time is taken for the exercises. Students can be asked to already have motivation for the importance of the subject.
Bodyawareness courses and evenings (2x 3hours) are often booked for rather private or local groups and are rarely in the calendar. Feedbacks have been extremely positive.

“I study this subject continuously and I have my own journey to go.
But we can enjoy each step right now.”

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