The benefits of moving the body on the floor are largely overlooked in our culture. Today’s ajna (a Sanskrit word that means “inner knowing”) practice invites a self-guided exploration of movement on the floor. By changing our relationship to gravity and weight, by rolling and pushing and pulling the body on the earth, we build strength in the muscles, connective tissue and bone tissue. Moving on the floor helps realign joints and unstick habitually held places. By allowing belly and back to feel supported, the nervous system also relaxes.

In today’s video, I offer a short guide to a practice called the 5 Stages of Self-Healing but truly, simply moving in any way that feels good on the floor offers all the benefits. I use this practice when I have trouble sleeping, feel rattled or when I feel discomfort in my body, especially shoulders, spine and hips. Please find the video here.

I learned this sequence of movements during my Nia training and this video is an instructive one from them!
Buck the cultural norm! Move on the floor. And please let us know how it feels in the comments below!

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Shout outs to this week’s generous donors: Becky Trexler, Gwen Baber, Janice Burnham and Kathie Anzalone! A thousand thanks! Together we can extend this Net of Love.

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Monday, Apr 6 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Tuesday, Apr 7 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 8 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Thursday, Apr 9 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Friday, Apr 10 ~ All Out, All You Dance (aka Presence!) Party from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Apr 11 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice: 5 Stages of Self-Healing on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Sunday, Apr 12 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel

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Until soon, my friends!

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