How Perceptual Tensegrity Feels

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.

 From Diana:

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’s quite dramatic.  I often start out walking boring straight ahead, and then remember and shift.  Thank you for that suggestion!

Expanding perception opens space within your body, changing how you stand and move.

Expanding perception opens space within your body, changing how you stand and move.

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