Movement is our ground of all growth. We move to know ourselves and the
world. In this Module we will explore how we perceive ourselves through
movement. We will be gathering resources from our underlying movement
patterns. These new expressions, arising from authentic connection to our
moving self, give space for creative, spiritual and interpersonal
relationships to clarify and deepen our presence and our choices.
Movement affects how we perceive and relate to ourselves, others and the
environment. As we recover awareness of our moving bodies we move in ease
and comfort in our own bodies. Supporting our ability to remain present, to
find orientation and containment through perception and sensation, we call
on the underlying support of our developmental movement patterns. Due to
the possibility of disruptions to these early forming patterns and them
being incomplete, we maybe moving today unconsciously with unnecessary
effort. Luckily we are able to re-pattern by consciously moving and
completing the patterns.
Our first perception develops from the first sensory nerve to myelinate
which is the nerve of the vestibular system. A structure relaying
information about gravity and spatial orientation. Affecting tonality and
respond-ability as well as a deep call to primary reflexes for keeping us
safe and oriented. It is part of the early language of sensation. Movement
is a primary sensation; through movement we know the surrounding world and
through movement sensation the pathways of perceiving open up to us.
As our first sensory awareness is through movement, movement
continues to inform and establish the baseline for recognising our own
place, container and ground of support. When the world we navigate as
external environment can seem to be moving at a very fast pace, returning
to early patterns and possibilities can provide awareness and thus more
choice. How we move in life is directly affected by how we learnt to move.
A natural movement development template began as early as conception and
continues throughout the early forming years. It informed and continues to
affect us today mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our
psychosomatic behaviour, neurological patterns and pathways inform how we
perceive this moment, ourselves, others and the environment.
Self-regulation of our nervous system, our ability to respond, access
creativity, form relationships and how we are in the world are shaped and
informed by how we inhabit this landscape of movement. By playing, by
being, nervous tissue – in its adaptability – responds. New and different,
clear and direct emerge as possible ways.
The template of the flow of movement, how movement organises itself in
relationship to the surrounding environment is pre-informed and supported
by our collective evolutionary story. Through the language of embodied
movement we experience the earth, move upon it and are part of it.
Our bodily behaviour and movement has been affected, and potentially
inhibited, by our history and cultures’ attitude to movement, sound and
As we recover the underlying resources in our natural movement.. we
potentiate our innate ability to yield, to bond, reach out and offer
ourselves, to find support, to take care of ourselves and fully engage in
life, feeling comfortable and accepting all that we are.
Reclaiming trust, our natural movement and inner sensations we settle being
here and now. Presence and our true nature of being in this moment is
experienced as silence through a moving, relating human being.