Through Movement We Find Health


February 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The focus of today’s Nia class was Connection.

The intent:  Consciously Embodying the Mystery.

They were chosen by the delightful seven-year old Aurora from the basket of cards we created New Year’s Day.

The etymology of “connection” is from com- “together” + nectere “to bind, tie, ” as in nexus, net, knot and node.








What makes a net powerful is not just the knots, but the spaces between the knots.  Indeed what makes a knot powerful are the spaces between the cords and fibers.

Kahil Gibran said:  “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.”

Loose CT







In the human body it is equally the spaces in the connective tissue and its gluey, fastening properties that give our bodies their shape and their flexibility.

Our joints are spaces between bones – nodes where bones are knotted together by the connective tissue we call ligament and tendon.

As with bodies, so with hearts and minds.  Without the knot, space is formless.  Without space, the knot becomes rigid.  They need each other.  Like yin and yang, the capacity of the one resides in the belly of the other.

Some say the connective tissue web of the Universe is the dream of the great god, Indra.  At every knot is tied a pearl reflecting the light of every other pearl and reflecting the stunning mutuality of all things across time, space and consciousness.

Spider Web with Drops








Seek the sensation of connection in your body and your life – connecting with space, and connecting by joining with what you love.

Tags: Etymology · Nia Class Focus · Ongoing Nia Classes

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Corey // Feb 11, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Rachael, this is a perfect message to read as I have just now opened my computer. Thank you for sharing this. Love It!

  • 2 Richard // Feb 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful, Rachael. Your post reminds me of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words that everyone is “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”

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