We move. We feel and we think. It is the definition of life.
The thing starts to get complicated when we separate qualities from each other and instead of putting everything in the same mix, We place them into boxes without knowing how they all work together.
We are bone and blood. Connective tissue and nerves and more. They have to work together as soft and hard, rope and stick and bungee cord. The more we have of one quality, the less is needed to achieve another.
In this example, let us discuss stability and fluidity. Stability can be the wholeness of your connective tissue, it’s health and span, The force of your muscles coupled with the activation of the nervous system.
Fluidity can be moving from different points in the body at the same time. Being seamless in your thoughts and actions and in all body parts working in sync.
The more we are stable, The easier it will be to move as one since you will need less tension to create a solid yet dynamic structure and it will be easier to let impact move through you and spread instead of rending your flesh and bones.
Here are three drills for stability that promote fluidity as well:
Yes you can eat the cake and have it whole. 🙂
- Walk on your hands/fists and feet. take a step with each breath phase and move forward and back, side and side, facing up and facing down.
- Place your self on your stomach and lift all limbs in the air. Turn from belly to back and return with each breath phase.
- Stand and tense your body whole, Relax as you exhale and roll to the ground and back up.
These drills are not complex and you need no gear to do them aside from time and wanting to. Make sure you practice with grace in mind and the joy will follow.