GO BEYOND YOUR BEST : MOVE
 

 

Water Stagnates When it Doesn't Move, So Do We

 

ACTION - THE WAY OF THE HEART - THE WAY OF KNOWLEDGE

 

​Move: The Way ​of ​Action

​​To move our body ​​getting it ​primed for the day (our day ​can be a meditation) or​ for the practice of a 20 min seated meditation itself, ​Yogani's Asanas Starter Kit in Advanced Yoga Practices ​is perfect. ​It can be done in 5-10 minutes and contains all the asanas needed to facilitate deep meditation.   Remember for deep meditation no more than 15 minutes of asanas should be done before ​meditation practice.

​THE WAY OF ACTION :  5-10 MINUTES OF ASANAS BEFORE MEDITATION BY YOGANI

​DESCRIPTIONS FOR ​ASANAS

DESCRIPTIONS QUOTED ​DIRECTLY FROM ASANAS, MUDRAS AND BANDHAS  by YOGANI

​1. ​WARM-UP, HEAD TO HEART, 1A

Sit on the floor cross-legged.  Gently massage your head with both hands as you move your hands down toward your heart - first down the front of your face and neck to the heart, and then down the back of your head and around your neck and down the front to your heart.  Those two movements can be done in 15 seconds or so.  Not too fast and not too slow.



1. ​WARM-UP,  ​ARMS TO HEART,  1B

Now do the same thing with the left arm, starting with the left hand, using the right hand to gently massage all the way back to the heart - first along the top of the arm, over the shoulder and down the chest to the heart, and then along the bottom side of the arm through the arm pit and to the heart.  The left arm is done with the right hand like that.  Now switch to the right arm and do it with the left hand the same way.  



1. ​WARM-UP, LEGS TO HEART,  1C

Now do both legs from the toes all the way up to the heart -- juist a gentle moving two-handed massage on each leg.  As you come up from each leg press in gently on your belly and solar plexus region with both hands on the way up to the heart.  Finally, reach in back with both hands and do one moving massage from the buttocks, up your back and around to your chest and heart.  

All of these heart centering warm-up movements can be done in a minute or so.  If you are wondering what to do with your hands as they gently massage your energy toward your heart.  Let your breathing be easy also.  This is how we handle attention and breathing in all these basic postures, easy and relaxed with watever we are doing physically, unless instructed otherwise.


2. KNEES TO CHEST,  2A

​Lie on your back and bring your knees up far enough so you can grasp each upper shin with each hand.  Or, if you can reach, clasp your fingers together around your upper shins, near the knees.  Let your knees come towards your chest.  


2. ​ROLL, RIGHT THEN LEFT,  2B

Now roll from side to side, about five times each way, right to left, letting your head roll from side to side on the floor along with your torso.  Roll as far to each side as comfortable.


3. KNEELING SEAT (VAJRASANA)

Get up straight on your knees with legs nearly together.  Put one big toe over the other behind you, and then sit down on your heels, keeping y0ur torso up straight.  Let your hands rest on your thighs or in your lap.  Sit like this for about 10 seconds.  (Use a mental count until you get a good feel for the 10 second hold on all of these postures.)  Then go up straight on your knees again for a few seconds and back down into the seat for another 10 seconds.  Go up again, and then relax.  Sit on the floor with your feet in front of you.


4. SITTING HEAD TO ONE KNEE​ ​(JANUSHIRSHASANA),  4A

While sitting, put your left leg out straight and bring your right foot in toward your crotch.  If it will go comfortably all the way, then let your right heel rest against your perineum.  If the right foot won't go all the way in to the crotch, then just let it rest however far inward it will go with comfort.  Now lean forward while extending your hands toward your left foot.  If you can reach, then grab your left big toe with both hands.  If you can't reach your toe, then just let your hands rest on your left shin however far you can comfortably go.  Let your torso and head come down as far as comfortable.  If you are very limber, your head may end up resting on your left knee.  If it won't go that far, then just stop at your comfortable limit as you lean forward.  Hold that position for about 10 seconds.  

Now reverse the whole thing and do it with your right leg extended and your left leg in toward your crotch.  Hold it again for 10 seconds.


4. SITTING HEAD TO ​BOTH KNEES​ ​(​PASCHIMOTTANASANA),  4B

Finally do it with both legs out straight.  This time, grab your left and right toes with your left and right hands, respectively.  Or, if you can't reach, just let each hand rest on its corresponding shin at your comfortable limit of stretch.  As with the other head to knee positions, let your torso and head come down toward your knees to a comfortable limit, and hold for about 10 seconds.  Then relax.  A more advanced version of the left and right head to knee posture involves sitting up on the heel, putting more pressure on the perineum, and holding a full breath inside while doing the posture.  This advanced version of head to knee is called Maha Mudra, and it is described in more detail in the next chapter [of Yogani's] book.


5. SHOULDER STAND (VIPARITAKARANI OR SARVANGASANA)

Lie on your back with your hands at your sides.  Bring your knees up and roll your buttocks up in the air, while bringing your hands under your upward curling back.  Keep going up and straighten your legs and back out above you.  Use your hands to support your back by propping them up with your elbows on the floor.  Find a comfortable balance in this posture, and hold for about 10 seconds.  It doesn't have to be straight up.  The idea is to achieve inversion of your body.  That is the main purpose of the shoulder stand.  Before you come back down, go to the next posture.


5. SHOULDER STAND (VIPARITAKARANI OR SARVANGASANA)

Lie on your back with your hands at your sides.  Bring your knees up and roll your buttocks up in the air, while bringing your hands under your upward curling back.  Keep going up and straighten your legs and back out above you.  Use your hands to support your back by propping them up with your elbows on the floor.  Find a comfortable balance in this posture, and hold for about 10 seconds.  It doesn't have to be straight up.  The idea is to achieve inversion of your body.  That is the main purpose of the shoulder stand.  Before you come back down, go to the next posture.


7. SEAL OF YOGA (YOGA MUDARA)

Sit on the floor cross-legged.  Clasp your hands comfortably behind your back with arms hanging loose.  Lean forward with your head and torso to your comfortable limit.  If you are limber, your head may touch the floor.  Hold this posture at your comfortable limit for about 10 seconds, and then sit back up.


8. COBRA (BHUJANGASANA) 

Roll over onto your stomach, lying flat on the floor.  Put your hands under your shoulders as if you are going to do a push-up.  Lift your head and shoulders up using your upper back, with a little help from your arms.  Your belly should not leave the floor.  You will have a good arch in your back.  hold this posture for about 10 seconds, and come back down gently.


9. LOCUST (SHALABHASANA)

Still on your stomach, lying flat on the floor, extend your arms with both hands, palms up, under both sides of your pelvis.  Keeping your legs straight, lift your knees up using your lover back.  Hold this posture for about 10 seconds, and come back down gently.


10. SPINAL TWIST (ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA) 

Sit on the floor with your right leg out straight.  Place your left foot on the floor just outside your right knee.   Your left knee will be sticking up in front of you.  Reach with your right arm past the left side of your left knee and use your elbow against the knee to twist your torso to the left.  With your left arm, reach around behind you, further twisting your torso to the left, and touch the floor behind you with your left hand.  Turn your head to the left also, looking as far around to the left as you can.  Hold this twist for about 10 seconds.  Don't strain in the twist.  Only twist as far around as is comfortable.  Now, siwtch legs and to the same posture the other way, twisting to the right, again holding for about 10 seconds.  Then relax.


11. ABDOMINAL LIFT (UDDIYANA BANDHA)

Stand up, with feet shoulder-width apart, leaning with your hands on your knees.  Take a deep breath and expel as much air from your lungs as you can.  With air expelled, suck your belly in and up using your diaphraghm.  Hold your belly in and up like that for about five seconds, and then release your belly, but do not breathe in yet.  Pull the belly in and up again for five seconds.  And again for five seconds more.  Now relax and take a deep breath.  This posture is called uddiyana bandha.  It can also be practiced in an advanced variation called Nauli. This is covered in the uddiyana bandha discussion in Yogani's book.


12. STANDING BACK STRETCH (URDHVASANA)

Standing with feet a little apart, reach with your straightened arms over your head and back as far as you comfortably can.   Bend back with your spine as you do this, being carefu not to fall over backwards.  Hold this posture for about 10 seconds.  Then stand up straight again and relax.


13. STANDING TOE TOUCH (PADAHASTASANA)

Standing with feet a little aaprt, reach down toward the floor with your hands while keeping your knees straight.  Touch or grab your toes if you can without discomfort.  If you are limber, you can let your palms rest flat on the floor.  In doing this osture, your head may come close to your knees, or even touch them.  If you can't reach, that is okay.  Let your hands and head come down to whatever your comfortable limit is.  Hold this posture for about 10 seconds.


15. CORPSE POSE (SHAVASANA)

Lie down on your back with arms and legs spread a little, and relax.  Let your mind relax completely.  Remain in this posture for about one minute.  Longer if you like.  Now you are ready to take your seat for pranayama and meditation


Where to Start for a Lifetime of Yoga

​​Deep Meditation

​​Get This Book First.  It is a short book on meditation.  IT is the first most important step. 

This form of meditation is very simple and uses a mudra.  Anyone even people who have difficulty with meditation in the past can use this method.

Consistency is key.  ​To reap the full benefits, the practice is best done 2x a day for 20 minutes.

​Asanas Mudras and Bandhas

​​Enjoy the Asanas that lead to easier meditation?  Have a fuller explanation of asanas, and bandhas in this book by Yogani.

These asanas are optional and can be done when you have time before meditation.  They can be completed in 5-10 minutes.

​​Spinal Breathing Pranayama

​Once you are comfortable with deep meditation, you can add a ten minute practice pranayama prior to meditation.  This practice helps balance the energy in the body and facilitates the experience in time of bliss.  It helps removes blockages in the body.  


T​HE WAY OF ACTION : ​​YOGANI

Advanced Yoga Practices (Full Yogic System with 8 Limbs of Yoga)

ADVANCED YOGA PRACTICES (AYP) is a full scope system of yoga that combines asana (posture) practice with pranayama, meditation, and samyama covering all of the eight limbs of yoga. It was integrated as a full and tested system by an American Yogi Yogani who had a regular work job, family and many obligations who like us had to keep his meditations particularly effective and integrated into a regular life of activity.

The system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga and takes people all the way through, to gradually build up an advanced level yoga practice including samyama– the practice of moving inner silence outward into daily action. AYP is a particularly strong and effective approach where advanced stages can be reached by practicing for short durations twice daily.

It is suited for busy individuals and yogis of all levels, including beginners and yoga teachers. For more Information on Advanced Yoga Practices visit www.aypsite.org which includes books, audio, video and lessons as well as questions and answers to thousands of practioners and several language versions.

www.aypsite.com to Start on this Path on Your Own with Free ​Resources, Books, Forums by Yogani

View Coaching on ​Coaching Yoga Meditations: a Clear State for Effective Being ​if you Have Tried Meditation Before but Feel You Need a Coach to ​Begin.  Nathalie Ishizuka is a certified AYP (Advanced Yoga Practices teacher) RYT200 by Yoga Alliance.  

​Move ​: The Way of the Heart

The path of the heart ​as applied to ​the body requires you to treat your body as a Goddess or a God, a divine temple that allows God to manifest in creation.  When we treat the body with great love, we treat the Earth with love.  We do not judge or critique our body, we accept it lovingly and gratefully.  ​We evacuate negative thoughts and emotions as they arise.  We bring the vibration of love from our heart center to each body part as well as to our internal organs where energy and past emotions are stored.

​​Constant Non Judging Love for Our Body

THE WAY OF ​THE HEART :  AS TAUGHT BY THE BODY

​BHAKTI, devotion and the experience of intense love within that consumes us is a path of yoga ​in itself.  ​Yet, this path has become easier for many at our present time.  It requires no knowledge, no technique, no fear of failure.  Just faith, devotion, constant practice​ and being completely in the present.  ​​

Bhakti as applied to the body for me means treating the body as a God or Goddess.  It is not self ​narcissism ​, it is a love or respect for our body and the whole earth.  It is viewing your body as a divine temple and not a slave to serve the ego.   If indeed the universe is found within us, than each part of our body is divine, and must be attended to and loved entirely without any judgement.

For those who can completely let go of the ego and allow their body to teach to them or guide them, often ​this person will experience "automated movements in yoga," where the body moves on its own in often strange uncontrolled ways that seem senseless -- or oddly can at times resemble Tai-chi or other advanced systems of learning that we may have never previously practiced nor were taught.  As each body is different, our movements will differ.   When such movements occur in public, they will surprise.

​To allow the body to move in this way -- often in wild seemingly uncontrolled ​manner -- has often categorized mystics and those who delve deep into bhakti as odd.  But if the body can indeed heal itself through a better understanding that we consciously can have, who are we to intervene?

View Coaching on Creating Life Transformation

​Will ​Your Body Lead You to the Path of ​Knowledge?

The path of knowledge is for the curious who want to know how everything -- including the universe works.   ​If the universe is within the body, then this path allows you to view asanas altogether differently.​  Your body becomes a path to deep knowledge.  It is not the only path, but the body can be viewed as a great teacher.

THE WAY OF ​KNOWLEDGE : ​ SAMYAMA ON BODY PARTS OR ASANAS

The body has its own intelligence. It can heal itself if our mind or ego does not get into the way and we learn to completely let go.  When it does this,  incredible automatic movements in ​the body can heal us. Until we reach this level of yoga, however, which requires practice, love, devotion and non judgement, it is hard to make sense of such strange movements.  Aside from allowing automatic movements from the body, we can also engage in greater knowledge of our body.

​​Samayama on body parts -- one way of knowing more about out body and hence the universe can be practiced while doing asanas (for advanced practioners).  

Most forms of advanced yoga will agree that the whole universe resides within us.  That when we treat the body poorly or think negatively about our body, we are treating the whole earth poorly and polluting it with our negative thoughts and emotions.  ​Indeed, we are beginning to discover that in our body, each organ has a vibration and not properly evacuating human emotions and negative thoughts will make our body overtime sick -- even when we eat the best of foods and engage in regular exercise!

​​​Samyama, an advanced practice ​described in detail in Yogani's books, can also be applied to the body or to asanas. It requires a certain degree of quietness and a mature nervous system to be experienced.  ​

​​​To explore this path of knowledge with asanas you can simply repeat the words ​found above in Yogani's asanas such as "Head to Heart" or "Kneeling Seat" and release them into silence for 15 seconds,  You could ​say each sutra twice, each for 15 seconds, much like you do when you practice samyama on other sutras that Yogani has selected.  Before you begin practicing Samyama on asanas or body parts, it is important to practice deep meditation for at least several months or to have obtained a certain level of inner silence. A few minutes of deep meditation before the practice and​ rest after the practice is advised.

FOR MORE ON SAMYAMA ON BODY SEE YOGANI'S SAMYAMA - CULTIVATING STILLNESS IN ACTION


​Many Ways to ​Experience Asanas

​​​​​There are many ways to ​experience Asanas.

We can explore several and work together to find out which way or combination works best for you or you can experiment yourself.​

​The way of action, the way of the heart, the way of knowledge all can give you tools to ​experience Asanas differently than before.  

Asanas were originally taught to keep the body flexible and healthy so we can sit still without fidgiting or falling asleep.  

When we are still we can experience the heart, we can experience the universe.  We need to value stillness.  Or else our worldy senses ​(sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) will steal the show. These senses are fine for survival, but they have never been enough to make us joyful for more than 24 hours.

They will never allow us to experience a whole universe within. Stillness is a door.  Asanas and movement keep our spine healthy and our body fit so we can experience silence and the profound.



No Time for Movement?

​"​Don't say you don't have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to ​Bruce Lee, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein."



MUSCLE TONING IS IMPORTANT : MOVE ​

A STREAMLINED ADVANCED SYSTEM:  DO ANYWHERE NO GYM REQUIRED.     5-10 MINUTES


​STUCK AT HOME WITHOUT A GYM?  7 EXERCISES A SUPREME MUSCLE TONING SYSTEM ​THAT TOOK YEARS TO REFINE FOR EFFECTIVENESS, SIMPLICITY AND POWER.   

A GIFT BY YOGANI AN ADVANCED YOGI.  USE THIS SYSTEM AT HOME.  ​EVERY DAY (OR EVERY OTHER DAY AT LEAST).

​MUSCLE TONING (5-10 Minutes)  

[Excerpted from the highly recommended book Advanced Yoga Practices: Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living by Yogani​.  GET YOUR COPY NOW.  CONTAINS 8 LIMBS OF YOGA.

​Always be kind to your body, listen to it, do what you enjoy and what is safe for you at this time.  -- Nathalie

​1. EASY PUSH-UPS.   Everyone hates push-ups, present company included.  But there is a way to do them without the pain and anguish, or like feeling like you just joined the football team or the military.  They are very good for the chest, arms and back mucles.  Here is the trick.  Get two chairs, or anything about that height, and hold yourself up with your hands on those in push-up position.  Not too bad?  Now come down a little, not too far, and back up.  That's one.  Now do 25 of those, coming down just enough to put a little tension on your arms and chest muscles.  Only come down far enough so you know you can finish the 25 repetitions, even if it is only dipping an inch or two.  If you are in good shape you can come down further, and do the 25 repetitions that way.  In other words, this is "self-paced."  Once you get comfortable doing 25 repetitions, maybe in a couple of weeks, raise the repetitions up to 50.  Then you can work with that over time and see how it goes, never putting yourself in the position of over-exerting.  Just an easy 50 that's all.  You will be amazed what it will do in a few weeks, and you will never have to strain like you are in army boot camp.

2. ISOMETRIC CURLS.   Stand up with feet about shoulder-width apart.  Place the heel of your left hand on the heel of your right hand.  Now lift your right hand up toward the chest with a curling motion, reisting firmly with your left hand as you go, and then all the way back down.  Do 50 of these curls, resisting enough so you will get a good muscle toning, but not so much that you can't make it to 50 repetitions.  Now do the same thing on the other side.  This is a dynamic isometric for toning the arm and shoulder muscles.

3.  Easy Knee Bends.  Still standing with feet about shoulder-width​, clasp your hands behind your head.  Do a small knee bend, and another, and another, all the way up to 50.  Don't go too deep -- just enough so you can make it to 50 without overdoing it.  If your legs are in good shape go a little deeper.  self-pacing.  This gives the upper legs a good toning.  If time is short (as it often is), you can do the knee bends at the same time as the isometric curls.  If you do knee bends with curls (one bend for each curl) all the way through while doing both arms, that will be 100 knee bends.  You can stop the knee bends at 50, or go for the whole 100.  You are standing there anyway, right?  If you don't go too deep with the knee bends, 100 should not be a problem.  Self-pacing.  It is up to you.

4. Neck Toning.  now we will work on the neck muscles in four directions.  First, place the fingers of both hands on your forehead and push your head forward and down against firm resistance from your hands 20 times.  Now, place your fingers on the back of your head and push your head back and down against firm resitance from your hands 20 times.  With the heel of your right hand against the right side of your head avobe the ear, push your head to the right and down 20 times against firm resistance.  Then, on the left side, do the same thing.  With thes four isometrics, you will gain a lot of neck toning and strength.

5. Foot and Calf Toning.  Take one of those chairs and put it against the wall.  Step up onto the edge of it, with your heels hanging over the edge.  Place a hand on the wall for balance.  now lover your heels and lift them back up as high as you comfortably can, standing on your toes on the edge of the chair.  This can also be done on the bottom step of a flight of stairs.  Do 50 repeitions of this, using the same method of self-pacing so as not to overdo it.  The key is to do 50.  This is very good for toning the foot, ankle and calf muscles.

6. Easy Sit-Ups.  Lie on your back on the bed and anchor your feet in some way, like under the head-board or foot board.  Sit up and clasp your hands behindyour head.  Now go back down about half way, and sit up and lean forward toward your knees.  Each time you come up, twist your torso so one elbow goes toward the opposite knee.  Reverse the twist coming up each time.  Do that to 30 reptitions.  These are sit-ups, only we are regulating the amount of tension placed on the abdomen in a way so anyone can do these.  Only go back down far enough so you can easily do the situps for the 30 reptitions.  The toning is mainly n the upper abdominal muscles.  Those with abdominal muscles not in good shape can just lean back a little to do easy sit-ups.  Those with strong abdominal muscles can go all the way down, a slong as the 30 repetitions can be completed.  It should be easy for everyone, with good upper abdominal muscle toning occurying, no matter what level one is working at.

7.  Easy Leg Lifts.  Now lie on your back, anchor your hands over your head and lift your legs straight up, keeping the knees fairly straight.  Let the legs go down toward the bed, and then back up straight in the air.  Do 30 of these leg lifts, keeping in mind that you should only go down as far with your legs as you can comfortably lift them back up for 30 repetitions.  Self-pacing.   This tones the lower abdominal muscles.

Exercise, both aerobic andmuscle toning, should not be done right before meditation practices.  Doing them right after sitting practices and rest is good, or at any other time of the day.  

​​GET YOUR COPY OF ADVANCED YOGA PRACTICES : EASY LESSONS FOR ECSTATIC LIVING BY YOGANI


What We Do Best

​Making Your Day Work ​for You

90 Min Private ​Workshop

​​Learn online with an Advanced Yoga Practice Instructor a 5-10 minute Morning Asanas Routine to start your Day as a Meditation.   A simple 20 minute AYP meditation.  5-10 minute rest period.  Experience each pose.  ​Release.  Refresh.  Explore.  Question.  Awaken Invigorated.  Create a Routine to then Continue on Your Own with Links to all the Resources Needed.

Ready for Anything?

Advanced Yoga Practices : Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living by Yogani

​​If you only buy one book on yoga, this is it as it contains the full Method​.  It is fit for the beginner all the way to the advanced yogi and covers everything you may come across and more.  It includes the asanas starter kit, the muscle toning, deep meditation, pranayama, samyama and everything in between.  I took several years of raja yoga before coming across this book, and found this book explained all the in between steps my teacher had never taught me.  

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SELF PRACTICE

​NEED A VISUAL BOOST?
​​Yoga Prints to Decorate Your Home, Yoga Studio or to Use in Your Daily Practice, ​ Website or Yoga Book

​​Are you a visual learner?  Would you like to have framed yoga prints to decorate your home or professional yoga studio to motivate, intrigue and inspire?  Inquire and we will ​arrange a way for you to print copies of the yoga asanas with correct attribution to the artist so you can use them in your teaching, in your journal, website ​or for your own visual enjoyment or be allowed to publish them in a book.

​Buy Yoga Prints, Stickers, Framed Yoga Paintings, or Acquire Special Permission to Publish Painting in a Magazine, Web Site or Book


​CARDIO: MOVE MORE 10 Minutes

​Walk, Jog, Bike, Swim, Stair Climb, Row, Lively Dancing:  Your CHOICE.  ​Have Fun!!  Walking is Ideal for Yoga Meditators as it Grounds Us and is Great to do after Meditation and Rest.

10 MINUTES Minimum Cardio 20-40 beats per minute above normal for the time of exercise.  

COACHING POSSIBILITIES INQUIRE

START TODAY ON YOUR OWN OR WITH A COACH.  

THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO BEGIN A ​ PRACTICE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME.

Contact:  info@BeyondOurBest.com

Nathalie Leiko Ishizuka

​Artist, meditator ​& Director of Beyond OUr BEst ​

Director Beyond Our Best, Worked over 30 years on a Psychology of Health and Happiness, Artist, Writer, Individual & Societal Change, Certified Yoga Teacher of Advanced Yoga Practices. Works with Individuals & International Organizations.

M.A.L.D. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (admin in cooperation with Harvard), M.B.A. HEC, B.A. Amherst College, summa cum laude, Article 9 of Japanese Constitution. Keio University & Seishin Joshi Gakuin exchange.  ​SELF TAUGHT ARTIST.   ​Co-founded movement with 90 year old Belgian Philosopher and Poet, Dr. Paul Briot, who sees crisis as an opportunity to Re-Invent Ourselves and ART as a means to ​Elevate, Inspire and Transform. Works ​across disciplines including with Scientists, Economists (including Nobel Prize), Doctors (over 30 years with ​Dr. Yukio Ishizuka on an Approach to Happiness, Excellence and ​Well-being), CEOs, Businessmen & Entrepreneurs​,  Diplomats ​facilitated with Yukio Ishizuka training ​and talks on excellence and well-being at EU Embassy TokyoBritish Embassy Tokyo, Harvard Club Tokyo​​​​​ and ​taught meditation ​to Ambassadors, Diplomats and their spouses at ​Yoga Studios and privately, ​assists Yogis to innovate across disciplines, practices creative brainstorming with scientists, including MIT professor​ and ​ Scientist Sahrawi Chaieb on an application of an alogorithm for Black Holes to Flat Screen Technology, ​creative brainstorming with Architects such as Toyo Ito on projects for Fishermen up north and children's park in Fukushima, ​meditated with ​Shaku-Hatchi Musician Masaki Nakamura to create 6 New Original Songs, ​​wrote and illustrated a fable for Nihon Buyo Master Wakayagi Sensei to create Kizuna Dance in Fukishima Theme Cafe, ​brainstormed with member of Japanese Cabinet with the ​founder of Suicide Prevention in Japan Yukio Saito for societal change, ​​assisted in bringing ​well-being, yoga, ​osteopathy and mental health training to innovate with joy at an Orphanage in Japan, work with Societal Visionaries ​on Fukushima and Crisis Spots ​-- ​those who who can change us from WITHIN. ​ Nathalie ​sought out and worked with artists for 4 years in Japan to work on project of Elevation in Art after crisis, Meditated for over 3 years with the Shodo Master Saiso Shimada 3-4x a week via skype (Tokyo - Singapore - Europe) to create a new art ​resulting in Shimada's works being published in Paul Briot's 2018 edition by Editions Caracteres. Facilitated several Exhibits by ​Shimada at the EU Private Residence in Tokyo, Private Gallery in Paris, a month long exhibit at the Japanese Embassy in Brussels, exhibits in Ginza Tokyo, and upon rendez vous only soon in the first Meditative Gallery in Singapore.  Nathalie's own artistic works have been shown in two month long exhibits in New York, Beijing China, In EU Tokyo Residence​, and in the Meditative Gallery in Singapore.  Works across disciplines to create something entirely new. ​

​       FOR QUESTIONS OR HELP CONTACT US:  INFO@BEYONDOURBEST.COM

​  ​Contact info@BeyondOurBest.com

>