Informative Practice

The mind becomes your tool, and you are no longer the tool of your mind.
— Serge Augier
When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.
— Milarepa

Informative Practice is path to better know and understand yourself. Having a way to ‘tune in’ with yourself that develops awareness and responsiveness with your body and mind. Learning to pay attention, in a particular way, while doing particular things can lead to dramatic changes.

I consider this essential for those who wish to maintain a physical practice for a long time, those wishing for a more contemplative path, and those who wish to better control with minds and bodies.

The goals of developing this practice are:

  • Modulating your stress response,

  • Developing a softer and more relaxed body,

  • Controlling your mind, thoughts and emotions better

  • Being able to tune in and self-assess your movements and body

  • Being able to self-manage most aches, pains or problems

You will learn:

  • To stay in touch with how your body is feeling and performing

  • How to better control your emotional reactivity

  • Practice physical movements with grace and ease

  • Manage and overcome your stress

  • To develop a nuanced internal awareness

  • To Breathe better

  • Transition between sympathetically aroused and para-sympathetically aroused states

  • Noticing the quality and nuance of how you are moving and thinking.

I have come at this practice from two directions. This was not intentional, but it’s how it developed over time. This is hardly a unique practice, many others are doing similar things - but this was my term for what distilled from my own practice and research.

I was researching, teaching and practicing for some time and, by happy accident, I noticed that some parts and practices were overlapping. The works and research from neuroscience, pain science, rehabilitation, clinical mindfulness and sports medicine started to blur with the teachings from branches of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, yoga, martial arts, dance and other traditions. The more I explored, the better I was able to develop an approach that I use with virtually every patient and clients I have. It has helped me overcome several serious injuries and problems, and many people I have worked with. Please Contact me for more information