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In this episode Sherry and Julia continue to discuss curiosity, commitment, and naming as all help us become more sophisticated movers and more aware of our being.

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In this episode Julia and Sherry continue to explore the importance of naming feelings, sensations, and movements for the sake of recognizing the aliveness of the self in ourselves and in the world.

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July 25th 2014

Welcome to our relaunching! After taking nearly two years away from creating podcasts, Sheryl Saterstrom and Julia Moser-Hardy return to Mindful Moving and recorded reflection. What happens to our experience of the practice and to us in renewing dedication to it?

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Rituals of Home

Aleks Weaver unpacks the concept " to Be Here Now" in the sound-score for her senior capstone choreography project. She addresses the audience and invites them to participate in the performance with content that is reflective of her own personal discoveries. Aleks would like to thank Maddi Frick as the music editor and Brian Eno for the piano accompaniment.

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I AM BODY

If technology one day becomes part of us, what will it mean to be a physical, embodied being? Already we have many metaphors for the body as object, as machine, as technology, while the idea of body as self is critical to understanding Somatics.

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With advancements in technology ownership and sharing of material is understood differently. How has this permeated the dance world?

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July 9th 2012

In response to a morning radio show about the possibility of installing technology into human lives in a more literal way, Sherry and Julia discuss how technology has advanced the music and dance industry and the perception of the body as object versus as self.

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With the torso, front is front and back is back. Through spiraling actions the front can be turned toward the back, but the front-body of the torso is rarely ever perceived as anything other than front, because the body is the point of relativity., yet when this concept reaches out to the peripheral limbs that enjoy rotation ore freely, this concept of front and back becomes a bit contorted...

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The Action Cycle

Allowing life to happen through engaged choice instead of distantly forcing it to proceed is one simple strategy toward living easefully. How is this reflected in the four basic actions of human existence; yield, push, reach, and pull?

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Human beings often think of themselves as separate from the environment, but we are still only substance brushing up against and moving through and over other matter. We are part of the hetergeneous ether of Earth. Breath is one literal way we take in our environment, but how else does this happen through our nervous system?

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