Entries by Tammy Wise

Practice Comfort

Doubts, about our future, tug at everyone’s nerves. But there is no room for self-doubt when so many of us need to create new avenues of income, and new avenues for connection. Some of you may feel no purpose to guide you; some of you live with no human, animal or plant that affirms your […]

Unseen Things that Collapse Your Chest

  The heart expresses its emotions through the characteristics of your chest muscles. Like a looking glass, everything from your joy to sorrow is visible through this physical transparency. When you cry sad tears your chest muscles collapse inward into the protection of your back. But when you cry tears of joy your chest muscles […]

Find Your Natural Posture

While learning posture’s subtle balance between surrendering and aligning, a student questioned, “shouldn’t good posture be natural––balancing attention between tension and strength is hard?!” I felt that his sentiment should be true, but my experience working with bodies showed otherwise. So I slept on it. (My go-to place when stumped!) As I laid down that […]

Fitness For Living

  You workout, yet you still feel worn out by life. Every demand, expectation and responsibility adds weight to the gravity of your day. What carries your workout vitality into your life? Proper posture is the energy conductor that plugs you into your strength. Posture that is relaxed and aligned wakes up your mind and […]

Do You Want to be Tough or Strong?

Chase the Carrot or Eat the Carrot The choice between being tough or strong is a conversation about what you want running your life, tension or strength. I’ve come to realize that tough is protective gear masquerading as strength. So, when training folks, I work to keep it honest. Challenge their strength’s potential AND learn […]

When You’re Aligned, You’re Never Alone

  Do you experience your body as a spiritual instrument or a mechanical frame? If we recognize “spiritual” as a connection with the greater whole––Creation––and the body’s relationship with gravity as a connection with the Universe, then our physical relationship with gravity is a spiritual practice. Our physical posture is a part of Nature’s spiritual […]

Pain is Wisdom’s Cry

Let’s face it, pain S-U-C-K-S! It robs us of our vitality. But I trust my body’s wisdom. And pain is it’s only way of letting me know I’m out of alignment. It’s my body asking me to listen to its message. And I’ve learned it will continue to escalate until I face it’s insistence. Trauma, […]