In these two series, we will explore the keys to returning to our natural movement. This will bring the body to balance and freedom alike and open new wells of creativity and ability in the diligent explorer.
In this stage we have: standing hip twist and ground Psoas bend
This drill helps in getting past the push/pull movement and into moving ourselves as one unit. Continuous attention to this practice will give you more fluidity in motion and thought.
Sit and start moving from one side of the area to the other with no contact with the ground with either your feet or hands. Keep your breathing continuous and and your eyes relaxed from focusing on one direction or object.
Repeat the previous drill but have a partner walk through where you are and avoid impact. Continue to work as your partner or partners try to push you and pull you with their arms and hands as you move about and then add the lower limbs in the fun.
The more you pay attention the more it pays forward afterwards.
- Know there is a solution but remember it may not be in the direction you cast your nets.
- Find joy in the little steps and letting the work make up the form of the whole.
- Be consistent in paying attention to detail.
- Let your point of view evolve with your work. Every part of the track tells a different but connected story.
- Close your eyes from time to time and give way to your intuition beyond the hold of logical progress.
- Make everyone your teacher but carve your own path.
- Keep your eyes forward on the direction you are heading but not down on the road itself. The practice is but a means to an end.
- Ask yourself simple questions about your way and let the answers rise within you. Why did you make the choices you have? What is your view of the world and how does it limit you? Who do you follow without knowing?
- Look at the skies and know your own size in comparison. Do not let your size determine what you become.
- Look at the now through all your faculties. Your heart, your mind and your senses. Otherwise, you are partially blind.
And don’t hold your laugh when you can. Life is what you make of it.
The ten commandments of continuous learning