1. The Breath itself is an equalising rhythm. The most basic attunement is simply to consciously notice our breathing - in and out, in and out. It is always with us, a reminder of our link with all the rhythms of nature.

    Focusing on the breath can also calm the mind and lead to an openness to our deepest intuitions. This in turn helps us attune to the wider rhythms of our lives.

  2. Equalising rhythms change psychological imbalances too. We can think of areas in our lives where we don't feel free. ...stuck in a relationship or job...afraid to stand up against injustice.

    What are the main opposites involved? Perhaps they are dependence and independence. Which one do you need more of now? Can both opposites eventually be danced with?

  3. Equalising rhythms happen in relationships all the time. A conscious exercise is to look a person in the eye and think of them as totally equal. Practice on friends and lovers.... if they let you.

  4. In wider society equalising rhythms are usually squashed by hierarchical thinking and structures. Yet there are always small as well as big ways we can chose to equalise. Hierarchies are everywhere. It can be harder to decide to talk to the most unattractive person at a party , than to give up our cars or march for justice.

    Every social and political context has its particular interrelated hierarchies. At any given moment in any given place one of these might be to the forefront. In the 70's gender hierarchies were very much to the forefront in the West. Now perhaps one of the hierarchies in the forefront of world politics is between Western capitalism and culture and Islam. For rebellious young Muslim women wearing the Hijab can be a protest against American Imperialism and the materialism of the West. Meanwhile gender hierarchies wait in the background.