Viewing Suggestions

Use headphones or be in a quiet environment; click on the full screen option

Best viewed with the HD setting and on a big screen.

Place your hands on your belly and feel the movement of your breath 

Periodically, soften your lips and silently exhale through your mouth

Release any pressure on yourself, rest easily and enjoy these pauses

 

Breathing Room Series

This Breathing Room Series of contemplative motional art is inspired by the Somaesthetic philosophy of Richard Shusterman.

Somaesthetics is the practice of cultivating the sense perceptions of our bodies in order to heighten our aliveness so we can engage with everyday life as an aesthetic experience.

 

The first step in this process is invoking the basic rhythmic action of breathing to slow down time and let the brain deeply rest. This is a simple way to bring balance and healing to your soma. And as your body settles in place, your mind can wander as you watch these videos and receive the beauty of the natural world

 

So gift yourself with some breathing room and take a sensory journey into the aesthetic mystery of NatureBeingArt.


Astonishing Light

 

#1 Contemplation

 

#2 Dwelling

 

#3 Coastal Flora

 

#4 Ambient

 

#5 The Soil of Contemplation

 

#6 Koan

 

#7 Earth's Whisper

 

#8 In the Beauty of the Wild

 

BREATHING ROOM SERIES COMPLETE CHANNEL

 

 

What People are Saying:


Transporting, timeless, infinite, exquisite both in sight and sound.     - Jim, somatic psychotherapist

 

So soothing to watch - truly a visual and audio meditation. The opening photograph reminds me of a classic Chinese mountain painting. While I was watching the video, I let go of trying to figure out what each image was and just enjoyed the beauty and subtle transformations. - Lesley, artist and dancer

Watching it has transported me into a deep contemplative state of mind and I am delighted to be a privileged witness of such a graceful and amazing world. I love how the images blend and melt one after the next letting my eyes, my heart and my attention be moved. A deep feeling of being part of this awesome nature; I let the images come to me and at the same time I feel as if I am going toward them and being watched by the image. - Isabelle, dancer and teacher

 

For online and live classes on the contemplative art of breathing and moving with Jamie McHugh, go HERE