Continuum, Part 3: Micro-Movements
If we are aware of it, or not: Everything is movement. Our whole body is an orchestration of movements. Consciously exploring tiny minute micro-movements, especially in areas that we are not used to, can increase our adaptability to (new) situations. It stimulates possible abilities of the body, as well as development of our brain-functions through neuroplasticity. Start with a sitting baseline. Observe breath-movement. Then just focus on one hand. What are you aware of? From there, explore the most tiniest movement possibilities of all the areas in your hand. Then, let that inform your arm, shoulder, and other parts of the body. Eventually that can bring you also in contact with the ground. Play with micro-pressing of your hand/claw/paw in all different directions. Allowing the body to find its own shapes and forms in an open movement exploration afterwords. Take as much time as you feel like. Coming back to baseline and rest in order to integrate. Volker was authorized as Continuum Teacher and practitioner by Emilie Conrad in 2012. He is founding member of the Continuum Teachers Association.