Would you like to work less hard, find more fluidity in your movements and more space in your day?
I taught a really interesting class the other day. They’re always interesting but this Awareness Through Movement® lesson is one of my favorites. It’s called “Jello Pudding”.
In this movement lesson, the tricky part is that the less you do the more you get. It’s so illogical to our usual way of thinking and doing.
This process is discovering how to let go of muscles you don’t need to do the movement. It’s hard for the brain to figure out how much is enough but honestly is really fun.
I so enjoyed watching my students delve into the layers of the lesson; movements seemingly hard but actually simple. Deep in the process of focused attention on the movement, more letting go, more letting go and finally voila! Very fulfilling. (Thank you guys!)
This got me thinking…
Can we apply this concept to everyday life? We’re not on the floor doing Feldenkrais® all day. We’ve got lives beyond the floor after all.
Here are some possibilities:
Do I need to be clenching my jaw or furrowing my brow as I type?
When doing a project do I really need to stay up till two? Or could I be more focused, relaxed and do the job in half the time?
When doing the dishes can I relax into the task even if I hate doing dishes?
You get the gist.
Give it a try today. Bring your attention to your body. Check in with yourself. How much is enough in this moment in this situation today?
Can you do less and get more?
If you’re interested in exploring this concept and others join us in Awareness Through Movement. My spring session has just opened up for registration.