As the trees let go of their last leaves, I am reminded of how important the cycle of life-death-life can be within a movement practice. This week's post highlights the unfamiliar practice of dissolving form and why it is an essential component in creating a responsive and balanced organism. At the end you can check out 6 Ways You Can Dissolve into December.
Lately I’ve received so many questions about balance and equilibrium, specifically from clients who notice they are loosing balance over time. This article expounds on my opnion on how to have more equilibrium as the years pass and support bone and soft tissue health from a fitness perspective.
The way you shift through your ankles enormously impacts the quality and depth of your movement: How well you draw your audience in. How tenderly you touch your beloved. And makes the difference between injury or seamlessly turning like Gene Kelly.
This one question has been consuming me for the past several months: What is it that gets in the way of a pleasure-filled physical life?
When I am teaching classes and working one on one with clients, I always notice people’s relationship to their physical lives and what shapes their physical experiences. Today I want to share with you how you can start to access the pleasure of your own vibrancy flowing through your tissues!
Most of us immediately think MUSCLE when we think about movement. We have been taught that movement is controlled by muscles and that strengthening the muscles is the primary way to improve your ability to move. I am here to tell you that muscles are only part of the story.
The pelvis is the foundation for our structural support. It orchestrates and distributes the force through our two legs to our one spine and is the base of our spine and midline's connection with the ground. All too often pelvic integrity is compromised by larger than necessary ranges of motion, poor sitting habits, and lack of awareness. When we fall out of touch with our pivotal axis of structural support, the body slowly begins to signal dysfunction. We can reclaim stability, coherence, and balance by growing awareness and kinesthetic sensation of a centered pelvis.
I am teaching Nourish Pulse Classes! Replenish your dancing body’s tissues with nutritive, bodywork-based movement exploration. Bring questions and desires about the function, form, and feel of your body and motion. Explorations will heighten proprioception, coherency, texture, sensation, and subtlety to the process of movement.
Spring is a season of transformation. Invitations for forward motion in our lives arise during this period. Sometimes we feel pulled or pushed by the changes and invitations around us. Other times we feel confused. And occasionally we want to leap into action!
No matter how you are feeling about Spring or what is moving in your life, these two movement explorations will coordinate your responsivity so that you open to the appropriate changes in your world.