It always takes some effort to reverse the inertia of winter. But, this year, the resistance may be more emotional than physical. Living with months & months of disturbing news and political uncertainty makes it challenging to get out of the funk and on with your life. This isn’t just about your attitude. When your body’s carrying a load of angst, worry, and discord, even the momentum of springtime can’t budge the logjam. Why not let your basic anatomy get it moving again? Here’s how:
Close your eyes and locate your tight, stuck places. Now, let your body reclaim its natural range of motion as you slide your shoulders up & down, back and forth, and around in circles. Let your jaw open and shut, move side-to-side, forward and back. Let your spine curl and uncurl, bend and twist from side to side. You get the drift. Slowly and respectfully, move your body parts through/under the tension. Release the old and free the way for the “joie du printemps”.