Hey everyone,

Here's a short one breaking down how to tune into the environment through the senses of the body.


"In this exercise we are regulating how we experience stimulation; we are naming that; and we are dispersing that stimulation out to the senses one at a time. This practice might resonate with folks who are experiencing panic, anxiety, hyper-vigilance. It might also be refreshing to someone functioning on autopilot due to overexertion and chronic stress, and to others as a pathway back to restorative rhythms."


Thanks for tuning in!



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#morningmeditations

As mentioned, pivoting morning meditations to support folks moving through grief, fear and fatigue for as long as it takes. They will still be around 10-15 minutes in length for accessibility. Know that I am here if you need more.


This is a body awareness practice moving between soothing self holds and measured breathing, sama vritti and vi sama vritti pranayama. The 2nd self hold I learned from artist and healer Tiffany Wong, who is just lovely and offers live therapeutic art sessions to unpack decoloniality- what?! I know.


If you are on the frontlines in any way, and I say any way to acknowledge that the front lines are overlapping and concentric circles of mutual aid, it’s important to check in with your health regularly. There are a range of nervous system responses showing up to the stress and pressures of uprising in pandemic conditions, from hypoactive, under-functioning, lethargy, numbness, to overactive responses, hypervigilance, overstimulation. How this looks for you can change from day to day and even moment to moment in emergent or crisis situations.


This meditation is intended to (1) clear a path with you to evaluate where you are and how your body is responding from a place of non-judgment; and (2) guide you through grounding in private space so that energy can be restored to the mindbody.


From here, invest energy in regulating, seeking support and experiencing rest so that you can continue to show up responsibly, in your power and in your process.


If you are seeking deeper support, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


With care,

Peregrine




Kapwa, In the heaviness this week I am re-sharing a meditation and gentle breath work for moving with grief. This was sent out a couple months back to email subscribers and intended for evening practice to ease into sleep. I will continue to upload free weekly meditations, pivoting toward fear, grief supports and after care for protestors. Please take good care. Rest Well, Ritual, and Rise Up in the ways that you can.


Breonna Taylor. Rest in Peace. Rest in Power. You are loved, supported, remembered, lifted. You are divine. May the voices saying your name and be sweet resonance and a balm to your spirit. Justice is coming.


Here is a list of concrete actions to take TODAY, on what would have been Breonna's 27th birthday: bit.ly/BirthdayForBreonna

Compiled by Cate Young



Transcriptions available upon request for any and all meditations.


All content created by Peregrine Bermas, 2020

tulaymedicine@gmail.com

Chicago, IL

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