Tips for At Home Practice
1. For your home practice you choose your music and simply practice for a few minutes (or more) a day, as a simple yet effective way to connect with your body, emotion and sensation.
2. Choose music that does not have lyrics and feels nourishing to you. You may like to choose a song from my Spotify playlist below
3. Ensure you have a space where you feel safe and won't be interrupted.
The Non-Linear Movement Method® (NLMM) is a powerful yet simple somatic method developed by Michaela Boehm. NLMM is specifically designed as a “no force/no imposition “ somatic modality and can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical health, ability, fitness level or age. The movements are designed to be self regulating and can be done in any position, including laying down.
As a certified Non-Linear Movement Method® Teacher, Lauralee offers this practice regularly in her Women's Circles in Narre Warren, online, as well as private, personalised sessions online and in studio.
Excerpt from the book “The Wild Woman’s Way” by Michaela Boehm
"On a mat, come onto your hands and knees. Drop your head and feel where your body meets the ground for a moment.
Let your neck relax, and feel your head hanging heavily, like a bowling ball.
Close your eyes and begin to feel how your body wants to move. Perhaps you feel some tightness that you want to attend to, perhaps there is an area you’d like to stretch.
There might be thoughts and emotions that arise as you begin to move. No matter what occurs, just continue to move your body in whatever ways it wants to move.
Make sure not to apply any breathing techniques and also to allow the movements to be nonlinear, instead of reverting to postures you know from yoga or other exercises.
Just allow yourself to feel and move, to move and feel. Allow whatever thoughts occur to rise and fall naturally.
There is no right or wrong way to do this exercise; simply allow your body to move and your body’s natural wisdom to guide you.
Sometimes you’ll be lost in thoughts, sometimes you might feel enveloped in emotions, sometimes you might just feel bored—all of which is fine— just continue moving.
You can do this movement with music as a background or in silence.
The only two rules are: keep your eyes closed and keep moving, even if you are just moving a little finger or a making a slight undulation of the spine.
You can also adjust your posture or position according to your body’s needs, by lying down or resting on your forearms instead of putting pressure on your wrists.
This exercise is best done on hands and knees, though, as this position gives you maximum movement of the spine, shoulders, and neck."
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Private Session Options
1 x 1 hr Private & Customised
Non-Linear Movement Method® session
6 x weekly or fortnightly 1 hr Private & Customised Non-Linear Movement Method® session
$103 per session
must be used within 3 months of first session
In 2019 I discovered NLMM a powerful somatic modality developed by Michaela Boehm. This method is specifically designed as a “no force/no imposition“ somatic modality and can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical health, ability, fitness level or age. I found NLMM so effective within my own life that I decided to apply for the Embodiment Teacher and Practioner training which I completed in 2021 so that I could share this embodiment practice with the women in my community. I have been sharing NLMM within Women's Circle ever since and plan on offering NLMM sessions both online and in person soon. Sign up if you'd like to stay updated on those.
Please note: NLMM is not a substitute for therapy or medical treatment. If you have a history of trauma, mental health issues or medical conditions, please consult your physician or mental health care practitioner to determine if somatic movement modalities are appropriate for you.
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