Last week, an email landed in my inbox that asked a very specific question.
“I get much of what you talk about, this person told me, but I still can’t make the connection between how the movement work you teach relates to mindset. Can you explain this to me please?”
Now at this point there are two things you should know about me:
- I’m a self-professed movement and nervous system nerd. This question lights up my insides in a similar fashion to when I see dark chocolate, and I really like dark chocolate.
- I have trouble narrowing things down into short, bullet point form. I err on the side of big conversations rather than succinct snapshots
… so, with those two things in mind, I’ve dedicated this week’s podcast to answering that exact question.
We all know that movement, exercise and being active generally is important for our emotional and mental well-being, but I want to dive beyond that more superficial understanding and consider movement from a nervous system perspective, and how we can use that knowledge to better understand ourselves both in daily life, in our riding, and when it comes to moving on from experiences we might label as upsetting, stressful or traumatic.
In this episode we discuss:
- The connection between our nervous system and our movement patterns and habits
- Dominant Patterns of Use; what they are, how that affects us and why they hold the key to moving past trauma and upset
- The interconnection of thought, movement, and experience
I hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to share and review the podcast- I really appreciate you taking the time to listen.