Moving Into Oneness
Evolution of Consciousness through Partnership with the Horse
Horse and Human
The body/mind/emotion/energy system is always working towards homeostasis. Given the proper conditions, it will heal. Sometimes our natural ability to remain balanced is short-circuited. This may be due to stress, injury, accident, poor posture and patterns of movement, emotional experiences, and/or over-taxing our limits. When this happens, the body/mind system tries to adapt as best it can, but in the process may create further stress or dysfunction as it compensates for the original imbalance. Physical injury or pain, for example, often creates compensatory patterns in other parts of the body as well as possible mental and emotional consequences. Mental stress or emotional turmoil likewise affect our bodies: our endocrine system responds as strongly to intense feelings as it does to actual physical threats, and even our posture changes according to how we feel; our mental and emotional patterns literally get held in our bodies' tissues. Whenever there is discomfort on any level (physical, mental, emotional), the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight/freeze) is engaged and healing is inhibited. When we are at ease, we engage the parasympathetic nervous system (rest/digest/heal) and true healing is made possible. Feeling safe, comfortable, and honored we can let go of what no longer serves us and open to new possibilities. Moving towards balance on any one level of our being will bring about greater balance and ease in all the others.
"Where does the body end and the mind begin?
Where does the mind end and the spirit begin?
They cannot be divided, as they are inter-related and
but different aspects of the same all-pervading consciousness."
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Some therapies work primarily at the physical level, creating a secondary beneficial effect on the mind and emotions. Massage, for example, addresses the physical level and can help us to feel more grounded and connected with our bodies while also positively affecting the mind, emotions, and energy. Subtler work, such as Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and Matrix Energetics, focuses on the energy (causal) body, including mental and emotional patterns held in our bodies' tissues.
All therapies offered by Bryony are non-invasive, and the client's comfort and ease is of utmost priority. Bryony brings a focused presence, and a compassionate, caring, listening touch to all of her sessions. Services are customized to the needs of each client, and often include several modalities. Exercises or exercise modification may be recommended for on-going improvement after the session.