Welcome to At Home in the World
Movement and Stillness Practices for Vitality and Ease
Thank you so much for joining me in this space called At Home in the World. My intention here is to nurture happiness and ease in our lives through guided audio practices that can be explored any time and any place. My hope is that these small servings of inquiry and insight will slip into the folds of your life in beautiful and wholesome ways.
On this site I share a variety of practices for you to explore at your own pace and in your own way. Some offerings focus on gentle movement, some explore the power of the breath, and others guide us toward the stillness of deep relaxation and meditation. Most of the sessions last between 10 and 30 minutes, with the hope that they can fit even into the busiest of days.
A Personal Exploration
These offerings stem from my own 25 years of practice and study into the art of shining brightly and living well. The explorations don’t fit into any neat category - yoga asana or pranayama or vipassana meditation or qigong - although you will see in them elements of all the practices I cherish. I suppose you could say I have dived into the oceans of ancient and modern spiritual practices - guided by many wise and wonderful teachers - and am returning to the surface to share my own experience and interpretation of their manifold gifts.
So get ready for some eclectic, playful, soothing and out-of-the-box exploration. Prepare to listen deeply to the offerings and then to test them out in your own life, in your own way, so you can make them truly yours. This approach so much more enlivening (and fun) than simply following someone else’s instructions step-by-step, without doing the research in our own lives.
My invitation to you is to keep the practices in your metaphorical back pocket, and then to pull them out when you find yourself with a few free moments. Perhaps you’ll even develop a ritual, settling into them first thing in the morning, or late in the afternoon, or last thing before bed.
If you find yourself waking in the night, you might even practice then. I’ve been told by some friends that these audios sometimes lull them to sleep. I’m not offended in the least. If that happens for you, then sleep is likely the healing medicine you need. Enjoy the nap!
A Lively Conversation
The practices shared here are freely offered to all, and subscribers are notified by email each time I post a new guided practice. In addition, all of the practices I’ve shared can be explored any time at our At Home in the World website.
I would love for this adventure to feel like a conversation, so please reach out to me with questions, reactions, suggestions, and feedback. Let me know if there is something you would like to explore more deeply or something new you’d like to try. You can reach me by replying to the emails that I send, or by visiting our website and using the comment section at the end of each post.
If you enjoy what you find here I hope you’ll consider becoming a paid subscriber, which costs $6 per month or $60 per year. Your support enables me to continue developing new practices to share with you and others on this site. I so appreciate the generosity of those who support my efforts to spread a little ease and happiness in the world.
At Home in the World supplements my existing offerings, which continue as they have in the past, freely offered to all. My home website continues to offer a complete archive of my essays, articles, practices and poems. My donation-based movement and meditation classes also continue online via Zoom.
Thank you so much for joining me here. I appreciate your trust and your enthusiasm in sharing this space, and I look forward to sharing the adventure with you.