To feel comfortable in our own skin
By: Kerrie Murphy | 20/07/2017
Our whole body experience is intertwined with how we move, how we relate to gravity, other people, space, breath, our curiosity and our desires. It is the body map of our whole system – physiological and psychological.
In our constant state of busyness, life whizzes by and we have to run faster every day to just keep up. Consumed and overwhelmed by this whirlwind of a modern lifestyle, we may fail to notice that we are losing control, awareness and all sense of well-being.
This is exactly how one of my clients described it: “I feel that I’m losing control and don’t have the time to be present in the moment.”
It is not uncommon to feel stuck, confused, disorientated and exhausted; yet losing mind/body awareness is a heavy price to pay. We don’t want to end up feeling like something is missing in our lives, or not feeling whole, or overwhelmed.
To feel comfortable in our own skin, we need to pay attention to our bodily responses and to interactions we experience to live with more ease. When we practice the ability to respond to a feeling, sensation and will, life becomes less complicated.
The practice of minded movement teaches us how to develop the skills to reconnect with our body.
In Pilates, it starts with exploring feelings and sensations through dynamic motion. Understanding bones, muscles, fascia and how they interconnect with one another. It explores the dance between proprioception and interoception for emotional awareness: how your body is moving and how it feels while moving through space.
Through my work as a Pilates practitioner, I help clients find ways to create space in the body to shift energy, developing flow, balance and liveliness. When you make space, the body heals itself.
“Change happens with movement and movement heals.” Joseph Pilates.
When space is created it unwinds restrictions in the body. When restricted, the body is often numb from sensations, twisted, or sometimes so overly energized that it cannot move.
If we can create space, shift energy to overcome constrictions, we begin to recognise what it feels like to be whole and supported and can find the truth around us of what we feel.
It improves how we move and carry out our everyday tasks comfortably, efficiently, and with ease. It strengthens our relationships through better communication and noticing ourselves in space and time for a richer and more pleasant experience of life… to be comfortable in our own skin.
To experience the feeling of space and energy in your body join us on our upcoming workshop on the 6th Sense https://www.infinitypilates.com/news/workshop-live-a-fuller-life-through-your-sixth-sense/