Body Awareness involves Body Image as well as Proprioception.
is the picture of yourself you see in your head. The majority of people need to work on creating a healthier body image. It is unfortunate but we live in a society where ‘Image’ is important. I agree it is, but a “Healthy” body image is what we are after.
is your physical body’s ability to feel. People often need work with this too, much of balance comes from your ability to ‘feel’ your centre of mass over your feet.
will enhance your life. Realize ‘You’ are your body & mind. Health in one carries benefits over to the other. Strengthening your proprioception and body image will lead only to a better You.
- Body Scan
– scan your body head-toe, joint by joint – – just ‘feeling’ what state your body is in right now.
– imagine standing in front of a mirror, or imagine a specific body part. In your mind, You are in control – shape your image to reflect your goals.
- Ideally Both Together!
– imagining performing the movement while actually performing the movement …. very Meta!
This is an important topic, but very rarely talked about.
The truth is, with as little as 5 minutes of practice a day, you can make huge strides in improving your movement and your quality of life.
All it takes is actually doing that ‘practice’!!! = You must COMMIT to it.
There are just over 90 days left in this year, what are you going to do with them?