“The motor act is the cradle of the mind.”
– Charles Sherrington, Neurophysiologist (1857-1952)
In order to heal and restore health to all the branches of our nervous system, it is not enough to sense, feel, and process the old stuck emotions and survival stressors (those fight, flight, and freeze survival responses). We must also become skilled at how we move – this movement is the ‘motor act’ that Sherrington quotes above.
When we consciously improve the quality of our movement, we improve our nervous system.
Remember, trauma is not just in the event, it is in the nervous system and our nervous system also governs our movement.
This drop-in class will explore these connections and guide you through simple sensory-motor experiments that will give you insight into your habitual patterns and how to shift them via attention, intention, breathe, connection to self and the environment around you.
This class will be taught in a seated position, but you will be welcome to move, stand-up, or lie down, whatever feels right for you. All levels are welcome.