Spatial Perception Improves Posture
Below is an email I received from one of my Skype clients. I had emphasized spatial perception as a necessary aspect of her healing. She really took this on, and with her permission I am I sharing her words for the experience.
I find I am much more aware of how I am walking now, and really like the simple shift in awareness that happens when I remember to feel the ground there meeting my feet and supporting me. It’s as if suddenly, my gaze opens up too, and instead of going full speed straight-ahead, I feel like I enter a three dimensional world where I am part of this much bigger space that is all around me. I sense the trees and birds and the sky, the other people, the flowers....it’s quite dramatic. I often start out walking boring straight ahead, and then remember and shift. Thank you for that suggestion!
It really is like that, and I am so lucky to be able to take a lunchtime walk around the grounds of the State Capitol, which is just two blocks from my office. It is like a huge park, filled with a collection of very old trees, and many flowering shrubs and trees. Other people are walking and there are huge lawns, a rose garden, birds, political demonstrations, traffic around the edges. It love how the perception of the space changes as I sense the ground supporting me.
I tried a variation on the theme in a plane recently, and imagined/sensed the atmosphere supporting the plane, pushing up to meet the plane under its wings. It also gave me a different sense of being up in the air, which I don't recall too clearly, other than I felt I could ease into it more, as if I was being supported or held.
Widening perception takes practice, my friends. But I believe it’s a natural way of experiencing the world. Hyper-focused modern lifestyles block our natural way of using our bodies.
© 2018 Mary Bond