I was thinking about all the things I used to do before the lockdown, dancing with relative strangers in dance classes, eating indoors in restaurants, riding crowded subways, teaching workshops in person, doing private sessions, and moving around in various schools.
Walking around now and seeing how the sidewalks feel less deserted, and crowds of people enjoying meals together outdoors, it feels like we are returning to some kind of “normalcy”
It took so long to get used to the limited movement and interaction of lock down, and despite that being difficult, the prospect of going back to life as we knew it feels so strange.
As much as I had wished so much this year to be able to go back to a dance class where I could dance with different partners, the thought of doing so makes me uneasy.
I was really surprised by my reaction.
During the pandemic my body went into a freeze reaction. It was like my body was holding it’s breath, watching and waiting, trying to make sure everything was safe.
I kept moving in small ways and I was working a lot remotely, so I did not realize how frozen I was.
I moved house at the beginning of March, and I joined a gym very close to my house, and only when I started moving more again did I realize how shut down I had been this year.
I wonder how you are all feeling around this transition.
Regardless of the rate of vaccination or not, I think there are things that we learned throughout this experience, about cleanliness, and the microbial world, disease vectors, which have forever changed us and will now always be some part of the collective consciousness.
There are also ways of living and working that have changed forever.
We don’t fully realize how yet as we are still in this transition phase.
Many goal areas have come up for me this year around feelings of personal freedom, safety, communication, dealing with aspects of my life I was able to avoid when I was in constant motion pre-pandemic, and the trauma of witnessing all of the things(racial, societal, economic) that unfolded over the year.
For myself personally, Brain Gym and Movement Exploration, have been the life saver modalities that have made this year tolerable, and even growth inducing.
If you are experiencing any difficulties around this ongoing transition, or if you have been struggling this year and still are, I have been and am continuing to do remote private sessions which I know will be helpful in creating a sense of clarity, calm and breakthrough. I speak from my own personal experience.
If you are feeling like you need support, let’s talk! You can set up a free consultation phone call here.
I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully making this transition process easier!
All, the best,