There are many occasions and occupations that require us to do things that can do us harm. Any person who wears a bulletressistant vest knows how it can stiffen you up and how army boots can take the freedom of movement out of your ankles. Recognizing this is half the work in healing and doing honest work to keep yourself whole and free is the other. for example many do not think of their individual toes as they wear shoes or other protective gear all the time. As you are on your guard post or walking or even before bed, move your toes individually and work to become more aware of this parts which holds your entire body up. Flex the foot itself and see how many ways of movement come out of it naturally. A nice way to do this is to place the big toe on the ground and move it back and forth using the muscle of the toe and than move in circles and move on to the next finger and so on. This is just an example of what you can do and it goes for the torso after a long day in a stiff suit or armor. It is your choice after all. Sometimes to a large extent and sometimes only a little but there is always a choice.

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Sharon Friedman

Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :)

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