This is a paraphrase of an old Chinese proverb. The spine is the center of our body. Everything is connected to our spine and it keeps our whole body stable, supple, and intact.
Even the structure of a character is valued on having a strong backbone. Someone who is weak, timid, or shy is considered to be spineless.
As someone who took their spine for granted and suffered from scoliosis, chronic back pain, stiffness and postural challenges for years, I can tell you this ...
'Everything in life is more easeful when your spine moves freely.'
From my experiences, this quality of easeful, relaxed, fluid, snake like spinal movement isn't built in your average mainstream fitness class, or with typical stretching exercises.
We need to dive beyond the surface to explore the depths of our mind & body, and excavate all that blocks our wonderful spines from their innate freedom.
When we combine meditation and movement, we see how our bodies are a reflection of our accumulated habits & state of being over our lifetimes.
Through Meditative Movement we get an opportunity to forge self compassion as we explore our bodies and embrace the freedom we have.
And from this place of appreciation, we can gently lean into challenge and allow space in our bodies to emerge.
With this intent we focus on the movement of your spine in the following guided practice, featured in one of our Meditative Movement Meetups.
In the video below from one of our Meditative Movement Meetup's you'll get a 50 min guided practice that can support you to build more confidence and ease when you move your spine.
Take some time for your self care and practice along with us to give that wonderful spine of yours some love. Enjoy!
Priority access to future Meditative Movement Meetups is exclusively available for members of our Physical Freedom Community. You can join with the button below.
We're celebrating the wonder of having a spine and getting the community involved. Here's how to join us.
If you're looking to get more detailed videos and personalised guidance to create a more fluid moving spine (and whole body), the first step we recommend is to join our Physical Freedom Challenge.
The Physical Freedom Challenge introduces you to the 5 building blocks of our meditative movement approach, and shows you how to deepen your mind-body connection and grow your physical freedom.
On days 8 & 9 you'll discover our fluid spine practice to build more easeful movement around your whole back, and the areas that connect to it.