The MOZI Method

The MOZI Method is a practice in treating everyday stress with simple three-second exercises.

 


Early in my healing journey, I would spend an hour exercising my body, an hour journaling for my mind, and another hour meditating for my spirit. I didn’t have three hours every single day. I inherently know that body aches are directly connected monkey mind thoughts and spiritual health. So, why treat them separately? Furthermore, I needed something to help me in the moments of anxiety, at the time of stress, and in the instant of instabilities of life.

After years of practicing body-mind-spirit separately, I wondered what would happen if I combined a simple body action with a mindful affirmation and a focused breath. I developed a few simple exercises like this and practiced them all day long. Anywhere. Anytime. What I developed for my own healing worked magically with my clients who clearly didn’t have the discipline or the time to dedicate towards a significant wellness practice. I saw results in my own wellness. I developed new exercises for the specific ailments of my clients. When they did their homework, it worked!

And, the MOZI Method was born.

MUCHNESS:  one’s most natural state of brilliance, radiance, strength, confidence and greatness.

 

 The MOZI Method

 

Step 1 – Body Posture

Biology of how your BODY works.

When you put your body into position, your muscles hold your bones in line so that your nerve pathways are clear. When the nerves aren’t twisted and knotted and confused, the messages between your brain and your body are clear.

Step 2 – Positive Thought

Neurology of how your MIND thinks.

When you think a positive thought, your brain tells your body to let out the hormones that match that specific thought. The hormones make you feel that positive thought. For example, if you think “I am strong” while standing up tall and puffing out your chest, you brain tells your body to let out just enough adrenaline and cortisol, the power hormones, to tell your muscles to activate and BE STRONG.

Step 3 – Spirit Breath

Chemistry of how your hormones make your SPIRIT feel.

The word “spirit” comes from the Latin word for breath. So, breath is SPIRIT. When your body is in line, the positive messages between your brain and body have a smooth road to travel. Your breath pushes those hormones through your system, making space for them to do their jobs.


The MOZI Story

TeriLeigh Meets Mozi

I met Mozi one day when I was sitting at the base of the tree in a wooded dog park one fall day in 2013. The extra-large-black-and-white-spotted Great Dane  bounded up to me in his awkward over-sized legs, and sat down right next to me. He was so happy to greet me that I closed my eyes in preparation for a large wet tongue to lap at my face. Instead, he just gently touched his soft black nose to my cheek.

I scratched his ear, and he leapt over me and sat down on my other side. Once again, he gently touched his nose to my cheek. As his owners came around a corner on the path, he ran to them and circled them as if to excitedly say, “I met someone really cool over there, come see!” Engrossed in their conversation, they ignored his urging, so he came back to me and leapt over my legs several times. As his owners walked further up the path, he tried again to introduce them to me, circling them several times before coming back to jump over me again. Finally, when his owners rounded the corner out of sight, they called him. “MOZI! COME!” He touched my cheek with his nose one more time and disappeared off into the woods.

Mozi hopped and leaped and bounded through the woods with a full zest for life, fully honest, authentic, joyful, and present. He was complete MUCHNESS.  I adopted his name because I thought MO-ZEE was short for  “More Zest.” To ‘mosey’ is to wander, enjoying the process of the journey, to live fully in the moment.

Mozi Meets TeriLeigh

I’m a little awkward in my too big body, which means I don’t always fit in, but I don’t care. I like to bounce and bound myself into new situations and show people that it’s okay to be awkward and weird and out of the ordinary. I am big, and strong, and playful, and loving, and expressive, and alive. And sometimes I’m loud, and floppy, and weird, and goofy, and awkward. I may not be dainty, but I can still be gentle. I may not be perfect, but I can still be proud.

When I met TeriLeigh, she looked so peaceful sitting up against that tree. I couldn’t help myself but to interrupt her meditation. You see, I have to make everyone I meet smile, and not just a little smile, but in a BIG way, cuz I’m BIG.

I could tell that TeriLeigh has BIG ideas, and I needed to show her that her BIG ideas are possible. That’s what I am, a Great Dane, which means that I represent everything BIG. BIG ideas. GIANT movements. HUMONGOUS steps. I represent BIG-NESS. TeriLeigh calls it MUCHNESS.

So I jumped around her, and showed her that even though my movements may look klutzy and clunky, I can still sit and stand tall and proud and BE BIG. I sat next to her, and I looked her right in the eyes. I touched my nose to her face (cuz I’ve learned the hard way that some people don’t like my big slobbery tongue all over their face), and I told her to go out there and make her MUCHNESS ideas real.

What I love about TeriLeigh is that her BIG ideas are about helping other people remember their own MUCHNESS. She’s like a petite little human version of me, if that’s even possible. When she asked me to be her mascot, I jumped up and fell over and rolled around on the ground. When I climbed back up on my feet, I had a few leaves stuck to my ears.

TeriLeigh & Mozi

As cheesy as it may seem, life IS full of butterflies and rainbows and yes, if you squint your eyes just enough and look between the shadows of the trees, even the occasional unicorn will let it’s shimmery horn be seen. Beautiful happy moments of muchness are right underneath our rose-sniffing noses all the time.

Meeting MOZI was one of those Muchness Moments of my life.

Three years later, we met again at the same park! We greeted each other like old friends. Muchness and Bigness became even brighter and shinier that day!

Together, we hope to teach you how to heal yourself from the inside out and put a little more bigness in your grin and muchness in your step.

Please join us. You’ll be so glad you did that you’ll do your own version of a happy dance…and don’t worry, the leaves eventually fall off your ears. (However, we should warn you, if we roll in something smelly, we will probably have to take a bath.)

 


Wellness Tips From MOZI

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and wind on your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily; eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If you want what lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them…gently.
Be loyal; thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
When you’re happy, dance around and wage your body.
No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout…run back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

~author unknown


Testimonials

People in a wide variety of vocations and situations have learned and used The MOZI Method to treat stress in their lives. Anyone can benefit from The MOZI Method exercises. The testimonials below are just a few examples of how people are using The MOZI Method in their everyday lives.

When I use the MOZI Method for “Stand Your Ground” for myself before working at bedside with my patients, I notice that my patients are more attentive to me. They listen better and ask more questions. I think it helps immensely with the quality of care I can provide. The surgeons are nicer to me too.Meggie, Nurse
I taught my students to use “Stand Your Ground” to help address their test anxiety. Their test results were higher than I expected.Chris, High School Teacher
MOZI helps me be a better listener for my clients, and they take my suggestions more to heart. I was also happily surprised to find that MOZI’s “Access Your Strength” helps me get my paperwork done more efficiently at the end of a long day.Lisa - Therapist
I use the MOZI Method for “Access Your Strength” whenever my dog Katie runs off. She used to not listen to me when I’d call her back, but now she comes right back when I use my MOZI.Cindi
I use the MOZI Method for “Access Your Strength” whenever I have to open a jar. I used to have to call my husband for help because my arthritis prevented me from getting a good grip. Now, I can MOZI almost any jar open I want.Cathy
My husband surprised me one day and did the laundry, AND he put it away! When I opened the kitchen towel drawer to find he hadn’t folded the towels the same way I would, I just did my MOZI “Go With the Flow” and instead of being all mad about the towels being shoved in the drawer, I found myself filled with gratitude that he had done the laundry for me.Sandie
Sometimes at work I have to enforce unpopular regulations and people are not happy to meet me when I come to their businesses. When I use MOZI exercises I find that uncomfortable conversations go more smoothly, and people are more cooperative with me when they used to be combative and defensive.Traci

Mozi - Scientist - TeriLeigh Wellness Mascot

 

 

REMEMBER YOUR MUCHNESS

 

 

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Listen to your body when it whispers,
and you will never have to hear it scream.

To educate is to pull out from within.

We aim to pull out the innate wisdom that lives inside your muscle memory.

We don’t heal you. We teach you how to heal yourself from the inside out.

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