I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me, “I had no idea that moving slowly could make such a different!”
In a society that judges worth by productivity, people are constantly urged to do more and push harder. Even when hurt or sick people are taught to push through. The philosophy of ‘no pain, no gain’ is being touted in every arena of life, and yet it’s clear that this mindset isn’t helping with sustainable healing.
So why does slowing down help? Why would I want to roll around on the floor for an hour making small movements?
When you slow down, there is time for something new to happen. When you move quickly and forcefully, the only option is the same old patterns. With speed and pushing, you can only reproduce what you already know. And what you already know isn’t helping you get out of chronic pain or repetitive injuries.
The best way to allow something new in is to slow way down and use your awareness. In this heightened sensing of yourself, and with ample time, you can begin to tease out what it is you are habitually (usually unconsciously) doing and what new more comfortable options are available to you.
In this slower speed, there is time to recognize what is familiar and what is new. There is also time to feel where you are doing extra work out of habit rather than necessity. As you tune in, things are revealed within you and new ways of moving and being emerge.
|New patterns are the way to sustainable recovery and ease. This class is so powerful because it is not just a temporary reset to your muscles, but rather a way to optimize your daily functioning.
The focus is on functional movement patterns – meaning the things you do a hundred times every day. Through carefully structured sequences, you will gently invite in new ways of moving through the world – walking, sitting, turning, bending, etc., as well as shed light on the old patterns that are no longer serving you.
And the best part is it just takes your focused attention during class time and then your lower brain centers will continue to integrate and use this information without you having to think about it! That means the relief keeps unfolding.
An hour of slow movement with heightened awareness opens the door to easy movement, a calmer inner state, and new possibilities!
There are plenty of times to rush around and be productive. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an hour to be curious, playful, and slow way down for your well-being?!
Come feel the difference for yourself at my upcoming free introductory class on Monday, September 17 at 6:00pm. Or jump right into an upcoming fall class series.