Becoming aware of the circles and spirals that happen in our body as we walk.
This challenge builds on our last challenge, Sinking into our Standing leg. We will use that same exercise, but apply it to every step we take as we walk. Walking down the street, the hallway, the grocery store, give this a try, but try not to think about it too much. Do this once at home, with focus, then do it whenever you walk somewhere, even if it is just for a few steps. Our goal is to become aware of the circles and spirals that our body creates internally as we walk. Ultimately we want to relax into a healthy balanced walk and remain aware of how our body is moving and how it feels.
We love the pelvis!
We continue this week’s challenge with our focus on the sacrum and pelvis. For background, consider checking out the challenge from last week and the week prior.
This week, we will explore how we can use deep pelvic muscles to move our sacrum, specifically connecting our sacrum and tailbone to our hip joints.
From the “ministry of silly walks”, this week’s challenge is a different way of thinking while walking. As you are walking somewhere, think about pushing off into each step rather than arriving in each step. Think about launching instead of landing. You may want to try it the other way around to see the difference, but primarily focus on pushing off, and let your steps land where they need to. Explore how it feels and try different things at the same time to make your walk smooth.