Can You Train This?
The cold has arrived.
That means ice will have perfect ground to create potential hazards.
Here’s a conversation I had with a regular here at the studio last week. It’s a meaningful enough message to share so I’ll make it real quick.
Joanne had travelled over the holidays to be with family in Virginia. She and 4 of her family members were coming out of church all holding poinsettias that they were going to deliver to the local nursing homes.
Apparently the last 2 steps were black ice. Her brother-in-law fell the worst. He busted his ankle and needed immediate surgery. The other 2 fell pretty bad themselves but no serious injuries. But Joanne was amazed at herself.
She said “you know, I knew I was falling but somehow I was able to save myself from taking a bad tumble. It was kind of like these skills kicked in that helped me navigate that split second possible bad spill“.
Joanne continued and said “ I truly think it is the work we do here in the studio that largely contributed to me being clear of falling“.
Mind you Joanne was one of those gym rats. She came to the studio about 6 months ago upon recommendation of her co-worker. Joanne wanted to explore different ways to move that could add value to her 55 year old stressed out body that she wasn’t getting at her local gym.
And honestly, it was a challenge to teach her for the first 2-3 sessions. It often is the hardest to teach people who originate and hang out in a gym. They think it is all about the pounding, pushing, forcing, and competing. Not here. Not in this studio.
We work together very nicely because she is open to slowing down, listening, becoming aware, pausing and learning the subtle, strong power of the core.
It comes back to how do you hold onto yourself, that’s core stability and then how agile can you be to allow quick action that can get you out of trouble?
Once you begin to explore ways that move you every which way but tight and boring you might end up saving your a$$ in a fall!
So the answer = yes, I so think you can train this.