The video below shows the mind-blowing progression of my standing ability this year. At least, it feels the way for me. Looking at it now, the incremental nature makes sense. The exercises proceeded logically, but during the time when I was struggling to get past kneeling and into connection while standing, the path forward was frustratingly unclear.
I’ll let these clips tell the story, but here’s one thing to think about as you watch. The process of recovery can be described by my increasing connection to my body – muscularly as well as spiritually, on a non-physical, intrinsic level. But it can also be seen in terms of the ease with which that connection comes, not only that it comes at all.
What I feel recently doing standing exercises is that my body is regaining this fluid nature of connection. When I start to fall to one side, I am beginning to press myself back without using my arms to initiate the movement. Calling to mind how automatic walking and sitting are for most people, it’s easy to understand why this meta-aspect of automaticity is so critical. It’s a necessary step (just as steps are necessary!).
Now for the fun...