Does it feel right?

I will present three drills to replace fear with awareness and movement.

Video will follow soon.

  1. Start prone on the ground and have a partner stand on your ankles. Breathe and relax and proceed to tense and relax your body parts. Continue with small movements that build on one another (meaning you do not go back to the beginning but work from where you are) until your partner is not on your ankles anymore without you doing something to push him off. Repeat for the fists and for the chest when it makes sense J
  2. Start standing with a partner holding onto a limb of yours or a rope tied to a limb. Have your partner push and pull on you as he keeps the hold as you do the following work: Choose four locations in the body from shoulders to heels as you see fit and try to include a part you do not feel very alive in. With each push, Start moving with another body part toward your partner and allow the fact that you are still tied together to untangle the pressure chain that he tried to build.
  3. Start with your eyes closed and on one leg. Have your partner push and pull on you as you do the following: relax the leg on the ground so there is no buildup of tension in the leg and relax your hips so both legs touch the ground but without bracing. Repeat the drill until you can move the lesson of no resistance when it is not needed to the same push and pull with your eyes open and your legs both on the ground.

Sometimes less is more. The less you try to improve and the more you just look both inside and out, the easier life gets both for your and for your loved ones.

Do something nice for yourselves each day and enjoy the awareness that follows.

Take your whip or make one from a few strands of rope and hold it down in your hand. Move with only the wrist and start to whip yourself lightly all over the body. Relax your eyes and look around you as you do this or walk to keep your eyes forward and feel rather than look the whip. In  this way you will learn to clear your body from holds using the whip without giving your total attention and alignment to it.

Exhale or inhale when you feel the whip “caresses” you and you will learn to lessen the pre-tensing from fear.

Realizing we are afraid in the body and in the mind and having the humility to admit it to ourselves and to others gives us the power to release it and reach mastery. Don’t ignore the tension and the fear. Make it your own and control it. Than there will be less of it.