It’s been so fun watching the ebs and flows of my movement practice on this journey... I spent the first several weeks working out in random places anywhere I could make it work- practicing getting creative as possible .... often alone, sometimes having a friend join me, and occasionally even having some fellow travelers ask me for workout ideas and help with their movement....
Then I shifted into this more solo mindful experience where I spent most of my days on the 3rd floor balcony solo ... really moving intuitively, going with my body’s flow - focusing on what it needs, moving with purpose, an inward journey - very meditative... and it was epic.
Now this last week I found myself back in groove of working out in public, after finding a rad gymnasium w dip bars, pull up bars and monkey bars. Each day I have ended up having friends join me and have even made friends with new people through the experience of working out, peaking curiosity and having them join in. I have been able to help come up with fun workouts for people to do with me, have been able to coach people on various movements, and have tons of play time to do skill work with new friends and teach things like handstands, shoulder stands & more.... all while still listening to my body.
One day a group of us met up and we decided we needed a solid yoga, mobility, and stretch session. So we turned on some tunes and each grooved to the beat of our own drum, enjoying the space together while doing what each of our bodies needed independently.
It’s been so fun to be able to work beside so many different people, staying intuitive, but also continuing to get creative along the way and have people I could support. I see the passion still burst out of me - it’s impossible to not notice no matter how much I try to deny it from myself. I’ve even had people suggest ways I could take this passion and skill and incorporate it more regularly in my travels, as the need has been expressed... I hadn’t expected so much interest!!!
This last week was cool having access to the bars that I have only now had access to for first time in 2 months - it allowed a lot more variety. In addition I found a bunch of various size rocks and was able to incorporate dead lifts into the mix! This was the first time I actually lifted weights in two months.
Honestly, I’m just having fun. It’s not a chore, and it’s not something I have to do, nor do I consider it just exercising - rather I am thoroughly enjoying an explorative, intuitive, fun, dynamic, ever evolving and changing movement practice, that sometimes I enjoy alone and sometimes am blessed to enjoy with a variety of friends. It’s been a common ground bringing us together, with a shared passion, joy, and interest.... and it’s been rad!!!
I can’t wait until every next day in whatever experience it holds... be it a solo inward journey, a long walk @ sunset, or playing with friends in the sun ☀️ 💕