When I watch most people move, it’s like watching a 2 year old draw with Crayola makers. Big and bold and totally uncoordinated. Most people are completely body illiterate. Not listening nor paying attention to the extremely sophisticated nuances your body is communicating to you and wanting you to hear. Since we don’t know its language, we are bad listeners oftentimes shouting back at it for what it isn’t doing or how it’s not looking right. It is a good and noble effort amidst the negative body messaging we are bombarded with to claim to love our bodies, but to truly love your body is more than saying so, more than skin deep. (more…)
What if we took the body as a template for life and learned our lessons by understanding and intentionally using the laws and mechanics of nature that govern the body and life? What if process looked simply like a fun sport or play? A painting of motion on the canvas of space? What if our bodies were the real reflection of what is happening on the inside?
What if body and being were in symmetry?
I haven’t been able to bring myself to write to you because, quite honestly, I have not known what to say. I am sure you’re feeling it- the weird space COVID-19 has created, between the eerie tension of apprehension and disbelief. It is truly surreal.
I find myself now more than ever leaning on many life lessons GST and fascia have taught me. I believe these are important to how we will process the next few weeks and months so I wanted to share them with you.
For 2020, we’re celebrating evolutions, not resolutions (if you missed Anna’s letter yesterday, check it out here). As part of that, we’re proud to bring you a brand new way to get started with GST at home with our GST Introductory Programs!
Atomistic: adjective. at·om·is·tic | \ ˌa-tə-ˈmis-tik \. Definition: composed of many simple elements; also : characterized by or resulting from division into unconnected or antagonistic fragments.
The human body is complicated, seriously complicated. So complicated in fact, that professionals and doctors have had to specialize in specific areas of focus. And we are grateful that we have specialists. We need them. But as with everything, there is a liability in relying on specialists. They have taken such a narrow scope of study that “they” or the field they are in becomes isolated and unable to give context back to the larger, more holistic perspective.
Our lifestyles pose a constant threat to our bodies. We are surrounded by forces that apply stress on us. From physical forces like gravity to the cellular stresses of environmental toxins, and even to the emotional strain of careers and other responsibilities, our bodies are working hard for our survival. Often we feel that we are victim to these stresses rather than being in charge of them. The goal of body care is to find options and create choices in order to balance the effects that these lifestyle liabilities place on us.