The exciting lightness of being

Mantra with Spinners

A fascinating Shiatsu + Bars session today.  Completing the Shiatsu, the hara (where I sense the condition of the acupuncture meridians or pathways) felt so much more harmonious than at the beginning of the session.  I then asked my client if she would like me to run her ‘Bars’* for a bit since I knew she had missed her weekly session.  What happened next was quite a surprise.

After running the Bars with great focus and awareness, I checked back in on the hara and was quite surprised at the transition of the hara since running the Bars.  The hara felt a multiple of times lighter**.  Where before there had been a nice harmony and sense of being settled, after Bars there was a lightness that I was not expecting.

What does this lightness mean?  All I really know is that it is something good.  Also, it seems that energies feeling light somehow allows for greater and more wonderful possibilities to enter our lives.

What will happen for me and my client as a result of this work?  I know I am along for the ride as well since a shift in her energy affects my own!

Stay tuned!

*Learn about Bars at
**Awareness of ‘light’ and ‘heavy’ as a tool for choosing is a power tool encouraged by Access Consciousness


About HaraHarmony

Who am I? My name is Annemarie Marti and I have been practicing Shiatsu Therapy since 1987. During that time, my work has been enriched by meeting and working with many, many wonderful people. This work has allowed me many insights and perspectives on Shiatsu, healing, growing, self-expression and our relationship to our body and our planet which I now will begin to share in the Hara Harmony blog. The notion of being a healer came to me while I was in college and reading books about indigenous healing practices. In the mid-1970s I did not have a vision for how to pursue such a path and turned my desire to heal to our planet. It was not until the late 1980s that I found a way back, through Shiatsu, to my original desire to heal our bodies. As my journey with Shiatsu evolved, I began to see that there was a connection between healing our planet and creating vibrant health for our own bodies. The style of bodywork that I practice is called Shiatsu. Shiatsu is an Asian style of bodywork that evolved from the perspectives and teachings of Chinese acupuncture. Acupuncture brings to the process of healing, the concept of balancing, smoothing and rejuvenating the energies in our living, Human body. Shiatsu uses touch, no needles, to contact and move these energies called ‘chi’. In moving the chi, a Shiatsu therapist is able to help muscles to relax, the mind to quiet and well-being to return. My touch is firm to gentle~~you choose! We work together to create a great session for you where you feel refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated. If you would like more information about Shiatsu or my practice of Shiatsu, please email me at:
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