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Tasting The Earth With My Feet: Walking

Fall walk in Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall leaves

Category: Emotions, Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: Hungary, self, walking

The Mountain

 

Living in silence in the daily presence of a mountain inspires humility and gratitude. Nature and animals are the quiet witnesses to a daily practice of being in consciousness.

 

Category: Selfseeds, Stillness

Farm Life Fitness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking, pulling, bending, reaching, pushing, climbing, stepping up, running, stepping down, twisting, turning, living, loading, are all natural parts of farm life fitness.

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: farm, lifestyle, Selfseeds

Sharing Selfseeds for the Equestrian with Colorado Rocky Mou...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Selfseeds for the Equestrian with the students and equestrian teachers (Amanda and Monica) at Colorado Rocky Mountain School was a pleasure. Selfseeds helped them each create a personalized map of their mind, body, and soul, so when they got on the horses bareback (I really liked the bareback approach which was a lesson for me!), they were able to get very clear and direct feedback from the horses. Both Amanda and Monica observed the students immediately were riding from a different inner awareness/exterior position without direct instruction. The second day included applying Selfseeds for the horse while working with the newly adopted Mustang and talking about the application of the 11 selfseeds while partnering/training the horse on the ground. Next, the students had a lesson with a saddle and more awareness was applied while giving direct instructions as they worked in a quadrille type file. I was very impressed how the principles of the selfseeds were applied in their personal lives in the days between the lessons! Wow! Awesome to watch selfseeds planted, nurtured, and grown over just a few days. Thank you for this inspiring and heartwarming experience!!!

Sue

“Sue Eoff’s Selfseeds program initiated almost immediate and visible transformations among our riding students. Her knowledge, humor and over-all awareness of all that contributes to the horse-human bond is truly amazing. She first introduced to our students, thru a variety of effective methods and movements, the seeds that consist of the Selfseeds program prior to getting on the horses themselves–and then the magic happened! Each student evidenced a noticeable difference on horseback; they were focused, soft, reflective, centered and ‘linked’ to their animals. And these are teenagers, mind you! Sue also worked with the school’s mustang and immediately demonstrated the need to ‘see’ training aids thru the guise of the horse. Over-all, Sue provided us with horse skills and life skills in that sometimes the best methodology of all is to simply be–be present, be mindful, be aware.”

Amanda Leahy

History Chair and Equestrian Teacher

Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale, CO
Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: Colorado, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, high school, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Forgetting To Go Inward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What we often forget to do on a regular basis–go inward.

Category: Emotions, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: inquiry, introspection, meditation, Selfseeds stillness

Four Months No Gym Fitness Integration Challenge

Four months and no gym, so hiking, walking, bicycling, riding, and body weight exercises are the focus. Power walking is incredible for integrating the body, cardio, meditation, and proprioception. It is so easy to lose sight of something so simple!

Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: bicycling, fitness, hiking, power waking, riding, Selfseeds fitness

A Great Day Sharing Selfseeds For The Equestrian in Carbonda...

 

“A big thank you to Strang Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for providing a beautiful and welcoming site for Selfseeds for the Equestrian.”

Maree McAteer and Sue Eoff gave a one day clinic that included three sections: Selfseeds for the rider, Selfseeds on the ground with your horse, and Selfseeds while riding. The eleven selfseeds provide fundamental awareness tools for developing and improving every aspect of being with the horse, feeling, and timing whether dismounted or mounted. At lunch, Maree shared her experience of Ren Hurst’s fundamental principles of being in right action with one’s self and one’s horse. The weather was beautiful, the participants were enthusiastic about exploring a deeper part of the horse partnership, and joy was permeating the arena.

“Thank you everyone! We are jumping up-and-down and cheerleading for the use of Selfseeds to easily and clearly take people on a bridge of an ever developing relationship with their horses and riding. We are looking forward to more opportunities to share Selfseeds for the Equestrian in either a one, two, or three day format.”

 

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: equestrians, horses, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Selfseeds for Kids

It was so much fun sharing Selfseeds with kids. Their enthusiasm, honesty, and insightfulness was inspiring. They all gave the journals a thumbs up! The teachers were supportive and creative adding the seeds into classroom teaching opportunities. Looking forward to more classes starting in the fall.

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: Selfseeds for Kids

Nice Thoughts To Live By Eckhart Tolle

This week's present moment reminder.
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”

Category: Emotions, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: Eckhart Tolle, emotions, motivation inspiration cheerleading from Selfseeds, stillness

Pacing The Day

Happy 2017 as the New Year!

Experimenting with when to exercise, when to meditate, when to stretch, and so on. Meditating before exercising is working well. In India, I was exercising before sitting, because I would sit for longer periods of time. Exercising before or after work is okay. Exercising before and after work is a bonus. Hydration is very important. Eating regularly keeps me fueled for a long day of activity. Partnering is included in my normal day of work. Awareness of weight distribution is a must for staying centered on the horses. Selfseeds are easily a daily practice.

The journal is getting printed this week!

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Nutrition, Partnering, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: exercise, Happy New Year, Hydration, nutrition, partnering, Selfseeds in daily life, stillness, weight distribution