Shaking Medicine Ecstatic Shaking Practice

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New Unity Hall

277A Upper Street

London

N1 2TZ

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Shaking Medicine - An Ecstatic Shaking Practice & Active Meditation

Join us for this weekly energising & revitalising evening class to shake your body healthy!!

Weekly Ecstatic Shaking Practice - Wake up the body - Unwind Stress & Tension - Relax - Feel Great

Tuesdays 6pm-7pm @ New Unity Hall, Upper Street
£10 Regular
£7 concession (full-time students, please bring ID) on the door
Pay extra £5 and stay on for Movement Mystics Ecstatic Dance & Cacao 7pm-9.30pm (tickets for this class usually are £13 Earlybird, £15 regular, £10 concession (full-time students, please bring ID) on the door. You can pay cash or card.

Shaking Medicine: An organic, dynamic, rejuvenating practice which fuses the elements of movement and stillness to get you out of your head and into your body.

This practice supports and inspires instinctual intelligence—a conduit for self healing through accessing the body’s nervous system for a safe, natural, and spontaneous involuntary shaking to occur.

As we shake, we remember how to let go of control and all effort, we relax, allowing ourselves to let go of anxieties and stress to help regulate emotions and develop greater resilience.

In this class, you can expect to enhance your strength and flexibility, improve your energy levels, heal injuries through the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, reduce inflammation, improve your sleep, create energetic and emotional hygiene for overall well-being, promoting balance and harmony on a deep level.

Shaking medicine is, in short, the healing power of ecstatic movement. Inspired by and brought to us by nature.

Expect to expect nothing but what naturally arises and unravels as you tune in to what is real for you in any given moment.

Can you shake your way to good health?

Shaking Medicine is sometimes referred to as Bioenergetic Shaking, or Kundalini shaking. It is one of the worlds oldest self-help medicines. Shaking, rocking, vibration and oscillation are natural human reactions to: Stress, Trauma & Ecstatic states. We inherently use oscillation as a tool to calm our nervous system. for example, think of why we rock a crying baby to sleep.

The practice of Shaking is known by many: Quakers, Gnostics, Taoists, Yoginis, First Nations peoples, Sufis, Druids, Zen Buddhists and more.

Shaking Medicine is a Self-Healing body response to trauma as it can help to clear and release blocks that cause dis-ease. After a shaking the session, the body naturally shifts to a higher vibration and the shaking brings all of the body systems into balance.

Shaking Medicine is a wonderful way to let the body really move, shake up and release stress & tension, and bring in new fresh energy - revitalising yourself Body Heart & Soul.

Shaking Medicine is both 1) a contemporary somatic therapy practice for grounding and mobilising the Body-Mind. And 2) an ancient Shamanic technique for achieving non-ordinary states of consciousness - optional blindfolds available!

What to bring:

- Loose comfortable clothes

- A reusable water bottle

- Yoga mat to rest on

What to expect: This is an active meditation. It is about self-discovery, embodiment and relaxation. In our work, meditation is not concentration, but relaxation. You will simply relax into the shaking. Simply relaxing into yourself. The more you relax, the more you feel yourself open and flexible. Relaxation means falling into such a strong state where you are not doing anything, you simply relax into the shaking.

The music will support the experience. We end with a relaxation stage where you are invited to lay down, relax and let your whole Body-Mind system rest. Please bring a yoga mat with you to rest on. Thank you

We are inspired by teachers such as Peter Levine, Bradford Keeney, Osho, Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen, John Peirakkos, David Bercelli.

After the Shaking Medicine session, you are invited to stay on for our Movement Mystics Ecstatic Dance with Cacao Celebration. If you would like to attend both sessions (highly recommended) you will save £5.

More details about the Movement Mystics Ecstatic Dance can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/movement-mystics-ecstatic-dance-with-cacao-tickets-71343296721


The Health Benefits of Shaking

One of the easiest ways to help the body release tension & stress is to shake. The simple act of shaking your body can produce a multitude of health benefits. Although it may seem simple, it is a very powerful technique. The main purpose of our Shaking Medicine classes is to relax the body and release tension. When we shake the body, we are relaxing all our joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, helping us to loosen up and feel relaxed. Shaking gently bounces our organs and stimulates our lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is like our bodies draining system and is responsible for the removal of waste material from every cell in the body, in addition to regulating the immune system. Maintaining a healthy lymphatic system is critical if we want to be radiant and healthy. Shaking also benefits our circulatory system.

Most of us hold on to a lot of tension in the body, especially around the neck, shoulders and back area. Poor posture, sitting on chairs and sofas for extended periods of time, stress and even negative thought patterns and emotional blockages can all contribute to the build-up stress and tension in the body. We spend our days hunched over computers, our heads locked on to our iphone screens, then we go home and slouch on the sofa to watch TV for hours. Our fast-paced, stress-filled lifestyles leave us feeling 'uptight' and most of us can never fully relax. If we allow this tension to build up in our bodies if can manifest itself as pain, stiffness, inflammation, and disease.


*Please read

Shaking Medicine should not be considered as a substitute for proper medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses.

It may not be suitable for everyone. Shaking can involve some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal pressure.

It is contraindicated for people suffering from

● Advanced (bleeding) piles

● Any kind of hernia

● Any persistent cough

● Anything with acute symptoms

● Epilepsy, Heart Disease

● High blood pressure, Incontinence

● Major psychiatric disorders

● Severe backache

● Or having undergone surgery within

the last 3 months

This list is for guidance only and is not meant to be exhaustive.

If in doubt, first consult a trained medical professional for guidance.

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New Unity Hall

277A Upper Street

London

N1 2TZ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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