‘Shaking meditation: the new mindfulness craze set to take London by storm’

‘There’s more to finding zen than sitting still. A new technique releases tension by moving your muscles’

‘According to Haines, modern anxieties are putting our bodies in a state of constant “fight or flight” which, after a while, starts to numb us to reality. He explains: “In trauma, our bodies get locked into stress responses trying to protect us. Most people’s distress is due to their body getting stuck in protective patterns — muscles tensed, tight breathing, fast heartbeat, jaws clenched. Your body is trying to support and protect you but somehow gets locked into these habits of overprotecting you, bracing you against life.”’

https://www.standard.co.uk/beauty/shaking-meditation-the-new-age-mindfulness-technique-a3944326.html

Phoebe Luckhirst, Monday 24 September 2018, London Evening Standard.