I am passionate about movement. It has fascinated me since childhood. My first dance class at the age of 5, sowed the seed for my fascination with what moves people and how it moves people: physically, emotionally, mentally, and on a soul level. Deep in my subconscious, I felt even then that every action involved perceiving, feeling, thinking, and moving. How body, mind, emotion, and spirit talk, express and connect through movement. I kept dancing to express myself and being free. And from that first dance class on movement became the central thread in my life.
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” Moshe Feldenkrais
Movement is such an important and intrinsic part of us. It is life. Life is movement just as much as movement is life. All you have to do is feel your breath and look around you and inside yourself. Even when we are still, everything inside is moving: breathing, digestion, blood circulation, fascia, muscles, nervous system, energy, sensations, emotions, and feelings. And each of those movements changes us, our bodies, our emotions, and our minds, every microsecond of our lives. Movement equals change and transformation. It takes us on our journey of life.
It takes a tremendous effort not to move; physically, emotionally, or mentally. Muscles must contract to stop movement, emotions must be frozen to not flow, we must numb our senses to not feel, and silence our thoughts. And what is going on below the surface when we think we are motionless? The only time we really stop moving is when we are dead.
So can you imagine that the better the quality of our movement, the more we step into our greatness and feel free from within? Can you imagine that if you change the process of moving for the better, the quality of your life changes? That changing the way you move will change the way you sense, feel, think and perceive the world and the people around you?
Tuning in with your body and sensations matters. You can break or make yourself with your intentions and ways of doing.
I myself experienced how moving with attention to my body, and choosing consciously for sensations of pleasure and ease, made me feel vibrant and at home in my body again. How self-acceptance, kindness, and attention to myself improved both my relationship with myself and my relationship with others. I believe that moving the way our body is designed helps us to experience more pleasure and awe in our bodies. And by closely listening to our body sensations we can learn what deeply moves us and express spontaneously and authentically what moves us.
“Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age. As we become aware of what we are doing in fact, and not what we say or think we are doing, the way to improvement is wide open to us.” Moshe Feldenkrais
Movement, done with awareness and genuine attention inwards, leads to profound self-discovery, and self-knowing, It opens us to the capacity for inner growth and self-healing. And that is how I help other women holistically move through their stages of life with joy, playfulness, and grace.
Book a free 30-minute sparkle call with me on zoom to find out how moving differently can make you feel happier with yourself.