Society & Culture
37 Practice: Somatic Check-In (Feeling the Pulse) with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising
This practice is a Somatic Check-In to feel one another's pulse and breath, and experience the possibility for awareness of co-regulation of our social engagement systems. It is simple and intimate, and can be practiced in a pair or group of 3 - it's good for a room to do together, divided intro groups of 2 or 3 (more people = more support). It involves watching the breath move in one another's bodies, and touch of the hands and wrists, so it's important to get consent for that level of closeness before beginning. You can also listen through and practice noticing your own breathing and pulse to get oriented before deciding if and how to share it.
This practice is part of a set of corresponding conversations and practices that also include Season 1's episode 20 (Relational Culture & Undoing Individualism) and episode 32 (Bridging Complexity Collectively).
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ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker. Lucien identifies as mestizo and is from Ecuador.
Relational Uprising, the organization of which Lucién is a part, is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. Learn more and apply for their trainings at http://www.relationaluprising.org
CORRESPONDING CONVERSATION EPISODE:
Last week, we talked Relational Somatics with Lucién. I love listening to how Lucién perceives and understands the world in such an insightful web of relationship and interaction -- our bodies in relation to one another and the ecology as the foundational way we co-regulate. This understanding of somatics as relational is an important and unique offer in that way, challenging the idea of self-mastery and replacing it with an invitation for ways we can all be tuning in more closely in mutual support. Check out the previous episode to listen in to that conversation, and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW this podcast to make sure you don't miss future juicy conversations & practices!
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