Here’s an assignment for the week (it’s fun, don’t worry) how many different kinds of surfaces do you walk on during the week? With shoes? Without shoes? Do you ever notice how those different surfaces affect the bottoms of your feet? Our feet are AMAZING – we usually don’t give enough credit to how sensitive our feet are. We have a similar number of nerves to & from our feet that we do in our hands! Think of that! If we practiced tuning into that sensitivity, we could do so much more with our feet. Our feet are the part of us that contacts the Earth more than any other part – they really set up the rest of the body to be an upright human. Your feet hold a LOT of information for the rest of you and just taking a little time to sense into them can offer great insight on how you line everything else up. So give your feet some love this week – rub your toes in between blades of grass, gently tickle the sole of your foot on a pile of moss, sink them into some mud, wrap your toes around a rock. See what information you can glean from your magical feet!
Last week, we explored the horizontal aspect of walking. So this week we’ll play with the vertical aspect of walking. These two directions can inform your hips to move smoothly through space as you walk in gravity. Combine that with a renewed sense of your feet, and you’ve got some smoother easy walking.
Here is the link for this week’s class: Walking with Ease, Lesson 2 – tomorrow, Thursday at 12pm noon eastern time. Register here for class.
Classes run 35-45 minutes. Make sure you have a yoga mat sized space for the practice. Your video and audio will be off when you first get in the “room”, you have the option to turn both on. I’d love to *see* you, but feel free to remain off if you’re more comfortable that way 🙂
Workshops this Fall!
We had a GREAT conversation a few days ago in Somatics & Empathy: Self-Care, Self-Regard, and How to Change the World. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was a huge topic, and this is just the beginning. I hope to step up with this growing movement of people becoming more aware of their nervous systems to incite change in the themselves and the world. I can’t wait for more J
Next month, we’ll gather again for ~
Fitting Somatics into Your Daily Life
Monday, November 16, 8-9:30 $35
A Somatic movement practice doesn’t have to be something that you have to carve out of your busy daily schedule like a chore. You don’t always have time to roll out the yoga mat, make sure the kids and animals are out of the room, and tune everything out for an hour-long practice rolling on the floor. Somatics best serves you when you need it most – in those moments of stress and hectic-ness. So how does that work? In this 90-workshop, we’ll go over ways that you can fit in Somatic movement into your day – whether that’s sitting at a computer for hours, sitting behind the wheel of a car, or running around on your feet all day. A Somatic movement practice is just as much about mindset and daily movement as it is about making time to get on the floor to slow down those patterns.