There is an interesting relationship between stability and mobility. When asked to stand on one leg, we are never really motionless. We oscillate, sway in the wind. When asked to walk, we rely on our balance skills to move gracefully.
And so goes life. We have constant periods of mobility within our stable moments. We rely on the stability of all that is right and good in our lives to move with grace.
I’m finding myself in an interesting place. Not really a crossroad, as that would suggest I’m deciding which path to take next. It’s more like a convergence of all my roads and I’m faced with a lovely town. I want to stay here. I want to rest in the comfort of all that is familiar. I want to have a big cocktail party so all the travelers can mingle. Dinner parties will go on until all hours as folks from different paths find common ground. And then we’ll all head off to the next house, climb a fence to neighboring yard, and embrace the subtle change. Or maybe just take a nap, recovering so we can do it all again. I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but I’m enjoying watching all my worlds gently…collide.
By day I work with the physical body. Mine. Others. My job is helping people move better. Realigning, reeducating, and rebuilding. I combine skills as an athletic trainer, manual therapist, breathworker, yoga therapist, coach, sound healer, and an all around well rounded gal to evaluate subtleties in movement patterns. I try to make mobility more stable, more functional. Other days I quietly sit with others as we sort through strategies to help manage their own health and wellness. We build resilience and readiness…all to help live a life of vitality.
I’ll always continue to work as a “group fitness instructor” (which is really where I got my start in the early ’80’s!). These days you’ll find me doing live classes of Yin and Restorative Yoga as well as sessions of Healing Breathwork Meditation. As the awareness and popularity of as well as the demand for Breathwork increases, you’ll find it easy to join me weekly, virtually, and by recording.
My day is physical. My day is cerebral. It comes with emotional highs and lows. It brings great shifts in energy. And by the grace of God I get up each day and find it all a curiosity.
For the time being I will rest in my lovely town and ponder the complexities of all that we know as “balance”. What keeps YOU in balance? Are you heavy on the intellectual, physical, emotional, or spiritual side of things? If you’re tipping to one side, are you able to catch yourself, or do you need a little push? If you’ve ever fallen, who or what has gotten you back on your tightrope?