All About Eve
I am Eve. I was born and raised in Brookline, MA in a beautiful, yellow Victorian mansion atop the 2nd highest hill in Brookline. My mother was a paper sculptor and surrounded me with art my whole life. I found self-expression in the art of movement through sports and then through bodybuilding, tap dancing, flamenco, yoga, and Qigong as an adult. Just like my love for cutting paper, learned from my mother, I have created a personal movement style, based on cutting and piecing together different movement styles. I works with all ages and finds delight in adapting my programs for all ages and all abilities.
I love reimagining myself all the time and finding unique and creative ways to fit what I love to do into other people’s lives. I focus on sharing this source of inner freedom with people, to inspire them to feel happier, healthier, more wholesome and for them to be able to withstand the pressure and fluctuations of time.
Thank you all for embarking on this journey of self-discovery with me!
Today’s breathing exercise: Tattva Balance Beyond Stress and Duality
This meditation balances the brain and relieves stress. It takes only three minutes but can have a profound effect.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Raise the arms with the elbows bent until the hands meet at the level of the heart in front of the chest. The forearms make a straight line parallel to the ground.
Mudra: Spread the fingers of both hands. Touch the fingertips and thumb tips of opposite hands together. Create enough pressure to join the first segments (counting from the tip) of each finger. The thumbs are stretched back and point toward the torso. The fingers are bent slightly due to the pressure. The palms are separated. (I realize I did the wrong mudra in class.)
Eyes: Fix your eyes at the tip of the nose.
Breath: Inhale slowly and deeply through the nose. Exhale through the rounded lips in eight equal, emphatic strokes. On each exhale, pull the navel point in sharply.
Time: Continue for 3 minutes. You may build the practice slowly to 11 minutes but note that longer times are only for the dedicated, serious practitioners.
To End: Then inhale deeply, hold for 10-30 seconds, and exhale. Inhale again, and shake the hands over the head. Relax.
Group meditation: Mantra for Creativity: Har Haray Hari Wahe Guru
The mantra for creativity Har Haray Hari Wahe Guru is in four parts and represents the cycle of creative activity. Har represents the seed potential of Infinite Creativity. Haray represents the flow of the Creative Force. Hari represents the manifestation of the Creative Force. Wahe Guru is an expression of joy and wonder at the beauty of this process. It’s like saying “Idea. Flow. Here it is. Wow!” Here is a video of the movements.
Groove & Flow Playlist 11/2/2020:
Ancient Love by Anoushka Shankar
Voice of the Moon by Anoushka Shankar
Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
So Lo Que Soy by Monogem
River by Ibeyi
Give Me The Sunshine by Leo’s Sunshipp