HeartMind is derived from the Chinese word Xin (pronounced “shin”). Often translated simply as heart, Xin actually encompasses a greater understanding of the heart as the place in our body where spirit and mind reside. True wisdom, and access to higher consciousness come to us through Xin, the HeartMind.
Shiatsu is a bodywork practice developed in Japan over centuries, steeped in Eastern understandings of life energy flow in Nature and in human nature. In the HeartMind style of Shiatsu we focus our bodywork practice through conscious cultivation of HeartMind understanding in the practitioner. We learn to slow down and listen inwardly to the wisdom of the heart, and to assist our clients to do the same.
As HeartMind Shiatsu practitioners, we learn to integrate the thinking mind with the feeling mind, giving us the power we need to heal emotional trauma, quiet incessant mental chatter, allow true inner peace to grow and to become clear channels of universal unconditional love.
Body, Mind & Spirit
HeartMind is the quintessential joining of body, mind and spirit in the heart center. The belly connects us to the Earth, our home planet and our deep primordial nature as Earth beings. Our head connects us to the heavens, our place in the galaxies of stars, and our transcendent eternal nature as Spirit Beings. The heart center unites the two, the heavens and the earth, the head and the belly, and grants us the central place within our bodies to access wisdom and realize our fullest potential nature as Human Beings.
Modern research is revealing more and more the amazing plexus of wisdom and intelligence that emanates from the heart. Hence, the term HeartMind expresses this powerful unification of thinking and feeling.
At the heart of HeartMind Shiatsu is the practice of Qigong, life energy cultivation. The key for deep and effective qigong practice is the clearing of misguided thinking, inaccurate beliefs, and maladaptive patterns of behavior and conditioning from the HeartMind. This allows for the mystical commingling of mind and spirit in the body, and releases ones true inner light and connection to the stream of wellness.