IN ZOOM CLASS THIS WEEK, WE EXPLORE THROUGH MOVEMENT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BOUNDARIES.
YOU MAY AT FIRST WONDER HOW OR WHY THIS TOPIC IS RELEVANT TO YOU, LET ALONE YOUR BODY? LET ME EXPLAIN....
"A REAL OR IMAGINED LINE THAT MARKS THE EDGE OR LIMIT OF SOMETHING"
"THE LIMIT OF A SUBJECT OR PRINCIPLE"
"THE LIMIT OF WHAT SOMEONE DEEMS TO BE ACCEPTABLE"
Wars have been fought over boundaries, relationships have blossomed or crumbled as a result of boundaries.
They are a measure of our ineraction with life, people, work, health, finances, rest.
Boundaries can be obvious, clearly defined, agreed upon, or they can be blurry, elusive and up for negotiation.
As humans we are intertwined with boundaries internally and externally. Some people push boundaires, others shy away from them.
Boundaires can be placed to protect pride, vulnerability, assets, protocol, control, respect and balance.
We can feel shame, rebelion, or even righteousness regarding a boundary depending on our point of view.
Some boundaries are organic, such as, how tall you grow depends on your personal lineage and genetics combined with your relationship with adequate nourishment.
Many boundaries are manmade. You only have to look at our planet from outerspace to know that the borders and boundaries between nations are a completely manmade concept. Boundaries can feel within our control and outside of our control. Where we go in life, how we act and behave and interact are all governed in one way or another by boundaries. In society if we break boundaries in code of conduct we are punished. So boundaries are also there to keep us safe.
What is interesting about this pandemic is that more than ever we need to act as a unified global community (to break down boundaries), each person doing his or her bit to overcome a pandemic that has affected everyone. However, presently we are being asked (for the most part) to isolate ourselves from interaction with one another. This is another interesting aspect regarding boundaries, they are not necessarily logical and they can be paradoxical.
Because we live in a physical body, we will inevitably experience boundaries. Movement training can offer us the opportunity to explore, examine and play with boundaries. To notice our response to them, how does our mind interpret them? Using movement as an opportunity to embody boundaries we can disrupt automated reactions, we can build internalised self esteem, we can soften ridgidity and strengthen what has been diminished. Above all we listen with an aliveness in our senses with a sense of curiosity and playfulness. We will explore movements which enable us to feel a boundary in place, to then explore the creative opportunity that this boundary offers us. For the class you will need. A mat A head pillow or cushion A Pilates stretch band/or/ Yoga Strap/or/ fabric scarf. Day: Friday 13 November 2020 Time: 8:00 - 9:15 am Location: Zoom Can't attend live? The recording will be sent on Friday morning and available until midnight on Wednesday 18 November. Love Claire x