Frequently Asked Questions

You can find all commonly asked practice question in the videos below.

We have timestamped them for ease and you will find detailed answers on a variety of topics.

If you have a specific question you can email us directly, or join a live online class taught by Michaela and ask her personally.

 

 

This video is a Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class, using the ‘Moving What You Are Feeling’ technique.

0:00 – Creating a Non-Linear Movement Method® home practice
2:49 – Practicing with a knee injury
3:54 – Yawning dizziness, and nausea
4:51 – Working with pain
5:41 – When non-habitual movement is frustrating
6:51 – Should my music choices have emotional meaning?
7:46 – Crying and release
9:52 – What does it mean to ‘move as love’?
14:58 – Working with distraction and pain.
21:03 – How long should I practice?
21:34 – Moving as pain
22:40 – Self-soothing movements
25:33 – Practicing with intensity and nausea
29:39 – Head position in NLMM®
32:12 – Should I stay on my hands and knees?
35:02 – What if I start shaking?
39:07 – Boundaries and freedom from conditioning

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Release Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class, using the ‘Release’ technique.

0:00 – Emotions and physical contraction
0:56 – What is non-habitual movement?
2:41 – Different NLMM modalities and online training options
7:17 – Body distortions and self-regulations
9:04 – Emotional release and muscle tension
10:07 – Yawning in NLMM®
10:57 – Bodily wisdom or habitual resistance?
12:58 – Stuck in the head when feeling the heart
14:00 – Antidotes to resistance
15:32 – Working with looping thoughts
16:22 – Mind speed vs body speed
17:12 – Working with stuck energy in the head
19:34 – Side effects of practice
22:38 – Different reasons to open the eyes
25:28 – Moving the music or moving my feeling?
27:44 – Working with strong emotion
27:44 – How Michaela worked with a strong pattern
35:10 – Nausea when practicing
37:37 – Combining NLMM® and meditation
41:35 – Different ways to release
44:50 – Michaela’s playlists
45:20 – Experimenting with subtlety

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Vitality Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class focused on vitality & aliveness.

0:00 – Feeling energized after NLMM®
3:33 – Music for NLMM®
4:27 – Getting out of your head
7:09 – Adrenals and developmental trauma
10:19 – Practitioner Training
12:05 – Restarting a daily practice
19:09 – Nausea and after-session care
24:45 – Intense feelings after practice
27:01 – Accessing emotions

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Love Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class focused on love.

0:00 – Why do I yearn for stillness?
9:04 – Am I draining my adrenals?
16:38 – NLMM in public places.
19:10 – Why do I feel cold after NLMM? 21:33 – Self-love and NLMM
23:30 – The importance of non-imposition.
28:20 – How to create a themed home practice?
32:32 – Stories about the effects of NLMM
36:21 – Music with lyrics?
39:28 – Resistance and coping with trauma.

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Release & Renew Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class focused on “Release & Renew”.
0:00 – Working with shame
1:53 – Working with mind walls
8:06 – Long vs short practices
9:04 – Self-soothing and repetitive motions
10:47 – Why are my movements so sexual?
13:47 – How long should I stay on my hands and knees?

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Unfolding Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class focused on ‘Unfolding’.

0:00 – Nausea and Release
1:57 – Feelings of sadness and anger
3:34 – Visual content during practice
5:57 – Steam of consciousness words when practicing
8:00 – Non-habitual movement 10:04 – Communicating emotion when triggered
11:48 – Love and grief
15:49 – Tips for when lost in thought

The Non-Linear Movement Method® Heart Q&A

A Q&A with Michaela from a recent online Non-Linear Movement Method® class focused on ‘Heart’.

0:00 – ‘Dropping in’
0:34 – Non-Linear for dental trauma
5:46 – Insights gained while practicing
7:44 – Release before heart practice?
11:08 – Methods of release. 13:49 – Moving to the heart when angry.

 

 

 

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