Mobility—it’s everywhere. Think rolling waves and rivers running…vascular systems and deep ocean currents…cells dividing and synapses firing…your own breath moving in and moving out…particles and waves in constant motion around and within each one of us… moment by moment by moment.
Tuning-in to the sensation of mobility can be a moving meditation in gratitude for all the small ways we experience “dynamic ease” each and every day. Walking, dancing, knitting, biking, typing, stirring, writing…flow…As a metaphor it suggests fluidity; the ability to roll with the moment, to explore, to move into new spaces…to be versatile, adaptable, capable of change… all qualities that help us stay buoyant in rough waters and keep the doldrums from becoming dull.
Mobility is related to movement in flow—fluid, and above all, sustainable… not too much and not too little. Circulating and stimulating…energy moving outward (flexibility) and energy moving inward (strength) through any and all planes and directions. Mobility lives in the joints—in the fluid cushions and spaces between the bones. Mobility plays with momentum, and it can feel like pure joy. Nia Technique™ describes mobility as “the sensation of energy in constant motion” — and that “constant” part of the equation means mobility depends on balance to sustain.
Finding the sweet spot of sustainable movement is all about awareness: Awareness of energy-in and energy-out, attending to what’s “leaky”, inefficient, or blocked – We can expand the capacity for mobility by extending fully while respecting limits, breathing gratitude into what is possible today, and keeping it light enough to play.
Cultivating that sweet spot feels like a very good focus and intent for the New Year. 2013 brought unanticipated beginnings, the deep, deep stretch of transition and truths born of heart-full endings – So I’m thinking a lot about movement and change these days–how sensing mobility here and now might support growing into new spaces, relationships and practice…and I’m feeling ready to move!
I’m looking to reducing the grit in the gears…refine the flow of energy…keep friction to a minimum and feel more space between my bones. Connecting-in and connecting-out …in motion.
I hope you’ll join me!
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