The summer time in the medicine wheel is in the south direction which has to do with tracking. We’ve planted our seeds in the spring and our now weeding, watering and tending the garden we planted.
There are patterns in our bodies that reflect our thoughts and dreams. Our posture holds all the actions and activities of our day. When we lie down, we can feel the tracks our bones make against the surface as well as the tightness or fatigue of various muscles.
Tracking these patterns of our bones against the surface of the ground can tell us if we are in symmetry– like a balanced tree or bent over to one side, like a wind-blown bristle-cone pine.
It’s fascinating to track how we are relating to the world in our movements and making either a change in how we relate, or perhaps a shift in our environment– redecorating or reorganizing our homes, offices, yards– can affect our movements. Without tracking, we can’t how we are growing and how we are interacting with our environment.
This special time of summer where we are putting our seeds to test will determine what our dreams will be for the next growth season.
And that is how nature awareness and Feldenkrais intersect.
©Annie Thoe, Feldenkrais Practitioner, www.sensingvitality.com 2012