The new year invites new possibilities in being. What does it mean to create a new story? Our thoughts have shapes in our bodies. A thought and feeling held in means a breath held in. It also means ribs and lower backs that don’t move at that moment. It takes awareness to pay attention. It takes curiosity to stop and bring presence to what is true in the moment. It takes courage to open to what is revealed, especially when it is not comfortable. It takes commitment and patience to keep doing it over and over again.
I invite you to listen first to the old stories, the thought patterns, the cyclic dramas, the familiar facial expressions. Take this time to notice what ways they serve and limit you now. Dissatisfaction becomes an impetus for change to begin. The second step requires an alternative to change into. It is hard to let go of something when you have no where to let go into. Providing possibilities as alternatives need to be set in place for the transition to happen. Think of a bridge: there needs to be two banks to hold the bridge. The Buddhist scriptures liken our propensities to that of a leech who will not let go of one end of its grip until it has arrived and firmly planted itself on the other end.
Feldenkrais(R) and the Anat Baniel Method(sm) provide the space for new movement to be learned. Add this to awareness and presence and you've got a powerful combination to spearhead you into making your intentions into reality. Whether you struggle with limitations that cause you chronic pain or are an athlete who wants to improve your ability, these movement lessons create new neurological patterns that enable these changes. Babies to elders benefit in ways that increase their flexibility, balance, strength and stamina.
In addition, benefits include increased creativity, focus and concentration. Moreover, Moving Forward offers professional services such as Neurovascular Integration that directly work with the stress chemistry of the body. A more relaxed system means a healthy system. That means better sleep, easier digestion, less stress, more ease of mind and heart. Essential Mouthwork relieves TMJ, headaches, aids in better digestion, decreases tension and helps other neuromuscular dysfunctions.
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