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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.

Movingness

Movingness

A lesson in Movingness always starts with relaxation so that you have a good contact with your body before you start moving. Then the movement can come from within. The slow movements and deep breathing in Movingness often lead to deep relaxation, sometimes to an experience of flow or meditation. When you are relaxed, your mind is open and your nervous system can learn new patterns of movement, while at the same time feeling calm and content to perform them.

When you are present in the body, or in other words, online with yourself, a communication between body and mind occurs. A feeling of being rooted in yourself. A sense of security. You could say that you strengthen your ability to be in your parasympathetic system. It's something I think we need a lot today when too many people are too often in their stress system. When you open the connector to your body something strange happens. Your mind is awakened. The body stimulates the mind and the mind stimulates the body. They enjoy each other!

Awaken rest. Relaxation and clarity. Welcome to a nice morning with Movingness!

Why have we lost touch with our bodies?

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!

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