Why have we lost touch with our bodies?

And what can we do about it?

There are many different reasons why we are losing contact with our bodies. Let me just mention a few: A sedentary life, a constant quest for comfort, a cultural imperative for what one can and cannot do with one’s body, shoes and clothes, flat floors, streets and roads without challenges for the body … I could go on for a while but the simple summary is that we systematically train our brains not to notice the body’s signals.

It’s as small as the sound of the refrigerator in the background. We learn not to hear it. In the same way we learn not to take note of one’s own body. Of course we respond to pain or strong experiences of pleasure. But much of the rest, the middle notes, so to speak we lose: The presence in the body, the constant stream of sensations and emotions, the scents, the sounds, the breathing experience, the movement of the muscles, the air that strikes the cheek… All this that makes the body and life alive, we lose it so easily.
Warm welcome on a journey of discovery in yourself!

Peter Appel

Peter Appel is trained in Satyananda yoga, Kundalini yoga and Yin & Yang yoga. Has also attended Donna Farhi's Advanced Yoga teacher training and is Dancing Freedom facilitator. In recent years he has created Movingness based on natural moments, but since he has a background in yoga, dance, Feldenkreis and other healing methods, the program is much softer, much friendlier, and, yes, meditative in nature.