Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Our Heartbeats

Posted July 31, 2018

Years ago, Steve and I would lay on the hillside at Ignatius, on our back deck, or at another location, and just gaze at the clouds. I would gently breathe and feel the earth moving beneath me as the clouds moved overhead. That’s how I first started noticing the earth’s heartbeat. Since then, I’ve paid attention to the earth’s movement and how it connects to me and my clients. This can be as simple as using our hand to tap out a beat. When we listen, the earth’s heartbeat mirrors ours and our heartbeats follows the earth’s.

On Friday July 27th, I went to a drumming circle in Burlington. Drums and other percussion instruments can easily replicate our heartbeat. It is very powerful to sit in circle and feel your heart beat being replicated and stimulated by the drum beat.

What percussion instrument do you have around you? What can you drum with? Can you lie back and feel your heartbeat reflecting that of the earth?