Akashic Balance

Teri Uktena
10 min readOct 1, 2023

To achieve balance you have to learn to move in all directions.

I was struck by a moment in Misty Copeland’s documentary A Ballerina’s Tale where she talked about a relatively new form of ballet practice called floor barre. The traditional practice for dancers with the barre is to work one side of the body and repeat equally with the other in order to be balanced and fully competent with both. Floor barre, created by Zena Rommet, dramatically demonstrates for dancers that what they thought was parity and evenness is not. They can go their entire careers or even lives unaware they have been relating to the two sides of their body differently. Lying on the floor draws exact comparisons thereby highlighting where they are out of balance relationally with their own body. It is in this moment they can begin to change and improve this relationship in order to achieve a more complete balance within themselves thereby creating the firm foundation for personal and professional expansion.

This caught my attention because I sometimes feel like the floor which clients and students are working against for the first time. When I point out to them Akasha flows not just from top to bottom in their bodies, but also bottom to top and this is required for balance and health I get a variety of responses from surprise and intrigue to rejection to “aha!” While the spiritual community has always been welcoming…

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Teri Uktena

Teri Uktena works to help people change their lives, to help them achieve their dreams, find divine purpose, and achieve happiness through Akashic Readings