JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2019 - Resources from our informal Somatic/Embodied learning journey. Feel free to share widely with family and friends, Dorian




  1. 3 SIMPLE MOVES FOR BEGINNERS are a simple way to experiment without going full yoga - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/22/fitness-tips-feldenkrais-yoga-moves-for-beginners

  2. NARDINI’s ONLINE YOGA CLASSES are a great way to have access in your own home and at your own pace (and level of yoga readiness).

    You can access them through her Sadie Nardini website via https://sadienardini.com/

    OR via the excellent Daily Om course website where, for example, they offer her 21-day Yoga Body course https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/courses/courseoverview.cgi?cid=167&aff=&co=1 on a sliding scale

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  1. We already knew this intuitively, but now we have scientific studies to support it: spending time in nature is good for not just the soul, but also for the body. So get out in nature: park, yard, forest, seaside, mountain…..sometime this week. Here is an article from The Guardian wellbeing section: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/08/forest-bathing-japanese-practice-in-west-wellbeing

  2. Article and podcast from Scientific American on the mind and body benefits from two hours in nature each week. Thank you Lilia Abreu Mawson for the share! https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/mind-and-body-benefit-from-two-hours-in-nature-each-week/

  3. Even Business Insider had an article about the benefits of time in nature: https://www.businessinsider.com/scientific-benefits-of-nature-outdoors-2016-4

  4. The Secret Language of Trees - how trees communicate - a set of resources from a Maria Popova newsletter. Thanks Pippa Chevenix Trench for the share!

    The newsletter article https://mailchi.mp/brainpickings/amanda-palmer-stephon-alexander-rebecca-elson-trees?e=e8c8563c32

    The Animated Video

    The Suzanne Simard Ted Talk

  5. The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy site is full of resources for those interested https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/

  6. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, Nature, Trees and Us - Book Recommendations

Shared by Christine Bader

From the Maria Popova newsletter article above

Shared by Piera Giacconi

Thanks to Valerie McIntyre Baird for the share

Thanks to Christine Bader for this novel share