“I can do a six hour movement session sitting on a plane.” -Ido Portal.
I used to feel trapped sitting on an airplane. Here are some things I practice on a plane now, thanks to this inspiration.
Keeping that restriction of sitting in a chair, here are a few ideas to explore, divided into how loud the movement appears from the outside.
Invisible mvmt: (cannot be seen)
-body scans with various imagery
-“undoing” or consciously releasing, relaxing
- quiet isometric contractions
-"somatic coordination" (will detail in another post)
Micro mvmt: (seen if closely observed)
-Smallest articulation possible
-abdominal manipulation/stomach pumping
-full on isometric contractions
-sunset/slow fade mvmt: (ex. take multiple minutes to lower my hand from my chin to my hip)
Gross mvmt (easily seen)
-CKC upper extremity movements
-Hand articulations (ex. waves)
-Fine motor skill Object manipulation (i.e. handling a pen, coin, piece of trash)
“Freedom” (whatever that is) comes from within. Always be curious, discovering, practicing.