As I journey through continually learning of my body, especially as a woman for we learn not much about the feminine body, I find that gentle movement and treatments are greater support to me. I find my body more powerful and lean through this honor of its flow and flexibility. It grows my power of shape with greater grace and ease. I am thankful for I am not into push or hard. I have tried it and proved to myself that it is not good for my beautiful body.
I got a treatment yesterday of Feldenkrais therapy which I think is the most fascinating thing for building your body and learning of it. I share Tia chi health, dance and other Eastern arts so I am educated in flow for the body and how it effects our health more powerfully through gently working with it. This therapy yesterday was so educational in experiencing the power of how connected all parts of the body are. The greatest learning was that I was not standing in my feet fully and that was glitching my body up at the neck because of my riding my feet to lightly. It was amazing that as she worked on my feet, showing me how using the edges was not using the power of my full foot and energy or power. As she showed me the way I was riding and the way I could use all of my feet by grounding, I could feel the energy clear through my body to my head.
Standing tall, fully in your feet, feeds the whole body with energy. Grounding it is called, using the support of the earth and the blessed full feet we have, electrified me with energy. Filling my legs fully powered all the way up, opened my heart and shoulders, expanded my rib cage, relieved my neck and widened me in a good way.. To feel this while laying down was truly amazing. I had to share this magic of grounding in your feet so you to could observe yourself to see how to feel greater power and energy in your body.
Grounding, standing on the ground, feeling its support is something I know. We hear it, we do it but to experience the power that we are missing by not fully standing in our feet was amazing. We don't fully engage our legs which causes us to use our hips and shoulders in less open ways, creating constriction and often pain. It was so simple that I was awestruck at how just simply becoming aware of my feet fully engaging with the earth could electrify the energy in my body. You hear to ground and maybe you do that but to really feel the full power of it was new to me in this way. A body presence is necessary and a subtle sensing of all your parts. Indeed this simple learning and adjustment in how I embody my body has energized me today in a new way.
We do these things yet don't know the power to the subtly of presence in our bodies. When we begin to use our senses fully and pay attention on these other levels, we can have more power by not doing much of anything but correcting inhabiting our body. I am continually surprised by how I can keep learning of these most simple body mechanics and be more powerful and energized. It is an amazing learning that inspires me to continue on my mission to support others to tap into their bodies, their senses so they too can have more pleasure and joy, power in their bodies. It is not about doing more or strengthening through movement always but just being fully in your body with all consciousness. Retraining how we ride in it.
Ease and grace is my motto. Why? So I do it, so I enjoy it, so I can find health and beauty for I engage and understand how and why. This was so powerful. I don't know how I was walking before but I can feel myself stand straighter, glide really about rather than tip toe topsy turvy. I never would of gotten such an understanding of how to walk, how the use the ground, how to "ground" as it is called in a new way and stall tall. I feel my whole body, the power in my legs, the opening of my rib cage, heart, the widening of my shoulder and, ease in my neck. Truly amazing therapy and learning.!!
So glad I am curious to check out all these healing arts!! Great Goddess Play!
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