METAPHOR: When the weather is unpredictable, we’ll often tell someone to ‘dress in layers’ or ‘wear layers.’ Having many layers of clothing provides a little extra resource and safety for unknown temperatures.
REALITY: The human body also has layers. The skin, fascia, fat, muscle, bone, its marrow, and all the fluids of the body move and groove throughout our system to protect, drive, and feed our biology.
PRACTICAL: Working with our body via its layers alongside intentional movement, as well as having a keen eye on basic nervous system principles will heighten our capacity to access our natural boundaries. This will also improve our emotional intelligence (because those emotions live in our body and in our tissues)!
TRUTH: When we can tune into, tap into, and drop into these layers with ease, awareness, and intention, we become a little more masterful at true somatic embodiment.