In Honor of Space Exploration

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It’s pretty amazing what has been accomplished in exploring outer space. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, I think of how many thousands of people worked together on this common goal of understanding the universe around our precious planet? How many more thousands have explored other phenomenon- black holes, solar winds, or nebulas, where stars are born? So much wonder in our world.

Likewise, there are trillions of cells working together towards the common goal that is your wondrous living body. A beloved yoga instructor introduced me to the phrase, “Be an astronaut of your inner space”. Part of what I love about receiving bodywork is going into my inner space to see what’s happening, be it an area of tension I wasn’t previously aware of or a new energetic awareness. In the best massages, I lose my conscious thoughts and meld with the experience. I hope the same for my friends and clients. Movement and bodywork, whether it’s tai chi, yoga, physical therapy or massage, are ripe activities for becoming more aware of the universe inside you. So here’s to space exploration- inside and out!