Today’s conversation is about the sixth sense of proprioception: the body’s ability to sense where it is in space and to calculate distances and forces needed to navigate that space. This isn’t a sense we usually think of but it is essential to the body’s smooth and safe movement through the world.
In this time of COVID and “six feet apart,” we are all using our proprioception all the time, whether we realize it or not. The invitation today is to notice how your body is calculating where it is, where it’s been and where it is going. Are there times when you miscalculate and bump into something, or get closer to someone than you meant to? Share with us below your experiences with proprioception ~ including tossing out the word in conversation!
All our senses are integral to the practice of embodied awareness which is a term I prefer to mindfulness. Embodied awareness is centered in the body rather than the mind and is at the core of the practices and experiences we’ll share in The Age of Becoming, a program designed to support and empower women over 50 who want to create and be with change in their bodies, their lives and the world. If that describes you, and you’d like to explore embodied awareness with us, please click here to join our FREE Private Facebook group. I look forward to seeing you there.
In the meantime, please leave a comment below about your proprioceptive (or other sense-based) moments today!
Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up.