Bodhi Zapha: An Out of Body Experience

I wanted to help people go to the place I went which was an out of body experience, of knowing myself more than just being a physical body or a monkey mind…

-Bodhi Zapha, Shaman/Healer, Shibari practitioner
ShibariHealing.com

Those of you who’ve known me a while know that I’m not the religious nor the spiritual sort but that doesn’t mean that your practice of Shibari should be limited to the way I practice mine.

Bondage can be practiced for different reasons and in different ways with no “one true path” being solely correct, authentic, or legitimate. This doesn’t mean that all paths are equally valid (since there are objectively riskier/less safe practices for example) but in BDSM in general, it helps to avoid immediately judging other people’s  practices and fetishes simply because we don’t like or agree with them.

There’s a saying: “Your kink is not my kink but your kink is okay.”

In the case of Bodhi Zapha—whose colorful background includes being a specialist intensive care nurse, trauma counsellor, shamanic practitioner, sound healer, reiki practitioner, tantrik yogi and ritual space holder—Japanese rope bondage is a means of meditation.

Shibari healing is opening a door in the mind that takes my client and myself into a deep meditation—into a space where you feel connected to the sky, to the earth, to your memories.

It’s jumping into a space that’s very unknown to most of us which is surrender and vulnerability. A space that we’re all told is a weakness—that is unsafe.

-Bodhi Zapha, Shaman/Healer, Shibari practitioner
ShibariHealing.com

Check our this beautifully shot short documentary by Arthur Moore on Youtube!

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