THE PROMISE of Love, Sex, and Intimacy
Inside The Book
Chapter 1: What Is the Promise?
One night about forty years ago, I was standing on a rooftop in a country thousands of miles from my home in the South Pacific, when I suddenly experienced a sense of wonder. It was sublime: a deep, spontaneous feeling of well-being, of bliss, of love. I felt completely nurtured, my whole body fully integrated with everything in the natural world and with everyOne around me….
Chapter 10: let’s Dive in
When we embark on something new, regardless of what it is, we often cling to a common myth that we must wait for the right time to begin. For example, to begin your seven minutes of moving and breathing each day, you may feel that you need to wait until you are “in the mood.” This is a seemingly innocent assumption, but it serves no practical purpose….
Chapter 11: let’s take a Breather
In the last chapter, you were instructed to in- hale while sweeping your arms above your head and to exhale while lowering your arms. In each case, the breath preceded the movement and extended beyond it. As we continue, the same method of breathing will apply. It is a basic principle of this practice. The breath starts and ends the movement….