stand a pace or a bit more from the wall facing either direction and lean toward the wall with your feet relaxed and flat on the ground. Let one limb move from the body to contact the wall and direct and smooth your approach until your body is relaxed against the wall. use the same limb or another to push yourself back upright again without forcing a plan but by feeling where your body can go in each moment. For example we face the wall and collapse toward it with one fist leading. Your fist glides on the wall giving you just the right amount of support to remain calm and in control (pretty much the same thing) and than when before it becomes work to use the fist we move so the forearm provides the support and than the arm and shoulder and back upright. Do this first at a pace to keep things comfortable and progress to a pace and a half and than to two paces. This is a great way to learn to be free in your direction of your own tension and to free the spine and the entire body to move freely without tensing too much against anything. Repeat the drill with closed eyes with a partner if you have one and have him or her stand against the wall. Keep breathing and let the breath lead the movement. It may seem a bit slow at first but the speed will come with the awareness and it will be yours rather than a reaction of fear and tension.
Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :) View all posts by Sharon Friedman