Ready for ACTION? Potent Posture: The Place in the Middle

Ready for ACTION? Potent Posture: The Place in the Middle

Good Posture.  This is not a static thing.  It is not always the same (e.g. “keep your back straight”).

In real life, it IS the posture from which you can readily and easily DO things.  This is how Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the originator of the Feldenkrais® work, viewed posture.

Good posture is the place from which you can launch into action – in ANY direction – and reverse it if you want or need to.

The place from which you can take action – without hesitation, and without preparation.

This is POTENT posture.  Alive.  Ready for life.

Today’s video talks about finding “the place in the middle” – from which you can move in any direction, easily, lightly, freely.  The potent place where you are READY for whatever the world throws at you. And to compare how that place in the middle feels, in relation to how you might normally stand.  This can be an intriguing comparison!

The fun thing is, this is something you can play with and explore pretty well anywhere – standing in the grocery store line-up, sitting in your car, waiting for the lights to change at a cross walk.

And you might notice some differences, even sneaky ones.  Like, as someone else recently said in something I was reading, differences in tightness that you didn’t even know were there, until the tightness stopped – kind of like when the air conditioner noise that you hadn’t really been aware of stops – and you notice the silence.  🙂

Happy exploring!


About the Author:

Violet van Hees is a movement freedom specialist who works with people (and with horses) to release tightness and pain, and to transform body "stuckness" into something that you can work with. We then use what emerges to create new freedom and ease in your movement and in what you do, in ways that feel safe and reasonable - and that work - for you. Violet is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner, and a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders. She works with a deep interest in and understanding of biomechanics, neuroplasticity, body response to trauma, energy work, and how we learn.

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