Question #1: Do you have a movement practice?
Which is to say: Are you moving? Are you doing something beyond waking and sleeping, and the step-step-step in between? Are you using your body expressively, comprehensively?
If the answer is no, read this.
If the answer is yes, continue to Question #2.
Question #2: Is that movement practice serving you?
Which is to say: Does it have a physical benefit (more breath, range of motion, reduction of pain, sense of spaciousness)? Does it have an emotional benefit (joy, fun, self-awareness, confidence)?
Does it strengthen your weak points, and soften your tense points?
Does it make you feel better? In your body… In your spirit… In your relationships and your experience of the world?
Your movement practice is meant to help you feel connected, aware, and grateful for your body.
Your practice need not cause pain and injury.
Your practice need not create competitiveness or shame.
Your practice need not be yet another source of stress.
These are two questions to ask not just once, but continually… again and again.
Do you have a practice? Is it serving you? Is it still serving you?
We are meant to enjoy this body.
Let’s not forget that.