The Power of How: A journal about The Alexander Technique and Movement

EFFORTLESS MIND IN MOVEMENT: #2 in a series on how to use your kinesthetic intelligence

A couple of days ago, I sent you a little mind dance to try. Today, I invite you to take this mind dance into activity:

1) Imagine a spot exactly in the middle of the crown of your head, as if you were looking down from the sky at the top of your own skull, and you dropped a dot right into the center of it.

Aware of where this spot is, take a walk, move around, lie down….do any movement you wish. Just remain aware of where that spot is in you, and in space.

2) Imagine a spot at the tip of your tail bone, exactly on the tip. See the images below if you’re not sure where your tailbone is, as it’s hidden from view and not often touched. 

 

 

Notice the distance between the “top of your head spot” from the tip of your tail spot” in your own body, and enjoy locating them in space wherever you are.

Notice the dance they are doing already. Are they fixed in relationship to each other? If so, let them move, as you rest in stillness or as you move in space. Try repeating one of the movements you did in the first step, just to see if it’s any different when you add the second spot in your awareness.
The relationship between these two parts of you, your head and your spine, is the central thing in your life – ha! get it? I’ll be writing more about why that’s true.

PS: If you tried this experiment and discovered something interesting, I’d love to hear back from you. I’ll be teaching this material in a group class format soon, so stay posted for more info on that!

June 2nd, 2017 • No Comments

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