Daily Movement Prompts, Friday, June 23, 2017 edition: Any Body
A friend told me today how she ends up in conversations about “which body shape can do XYZ.” While I know that extremely elite athletes can often have similar, nearly identical body shapes, the type of body that can work toward any movement is usually “any body.” Who can dance? Skinny, fat, tall, short — you don’t have to be only one specific body shape to be “allowed” to dance. Which body can swim? Which can run? Which can do rock climbing? Which body can do yoga?
Sure, you may have to do modifications to some of your movement. You may have to be more cautious with some of your movement. Your learning curve might take longer. Your body shape might give you limitations in flexibility or reach.
What movement or activity has someone tried to discourage you from? How did you decide to react? Did you give up on your idea? Did you overcome the objections of others?
How did you move today? How will you move tomorrow?