Conscious movement is about setting your body in motion and focusing on a particular movement to fully understand it. You analyse it, and observe it without judgment, exploring movement with slow and intentional gestures.
Let’s take a look at Jessica who lives life on the edge, juggles a thousand tasks at once and sometimes feels like her mind…and body are going to give up on her.
She needed to slow down the pace and focus on her mental and physical well-being.
Instead of fitting in a gruelling fitness regime at the end of her day, she chose to start Qi gong. Qi gong is an ancestral form of gymnastics from which Tai chi, which is better known in the West, originated.
At first, Jessica found the slowness of the movements challenging and she had difficulty developing fluidity in her movements. She lacked balance and coordination.
However, through regular classes, and her daily morning practice, she began to take pleasure in doing the movements and exercises such as the flying bird.
She felt like she was flying towards her goals. She felt more rooted and connected to her body and mind before starting each day.