"You can't separate the body, mind and the spirit. Body is as the body of your laptop; mind is as the software on your laptop, and spirit is as the electromotive force that "enlivens" your laptop — remove any of the above and you've lost all reasonable functionality." --Paul Chek
Okay, so I posted this in my free Facebook group (Inspired Intuitive Art & Action) this morning, but not all of you are in that group and this is a GREAT exercise to wake up your physical and energetic systems in the morning!
(I first learned about infant development and movement patterns from my numerous trainings and certifications at the CHEK Institute in Vista, California. Revolutionary. Powerful. Holistic. Spiritual. Functional.)
How is specifically important for you all?
Here's what I'm being told:
The most important thing to do in the mornings is to ground. Literally and figuratively. Get IN your body - which movement does - and also LITERALLY get on the ground. The earth.
Reconnecting with the rhythm of the earth and allowing that pulse to change the flow of spirit in your body. Resetting any imbalances to the point of purity. Again, opening the channels of receptivity which affects ALL areas in your life.
Rolling also resets your internal balance. Gets you out of the neurological ruts and allows you to be available to create new paths, see new possibilities.
Here's some science on grounding and reconnecting with the Earth's electrons...
"Reconnection with the Earth's electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body."
And some science-speak about the rolling movement pattern and core development as an infant:
"Rolling over allows for more gross motor movement as the child is now able to activate the core a bit more followed by rolling the entire body from the supine to the prone position (face down). Current research shows that if the core functions optimally, these inner unit muscles activate or “turn on” approximately 30 milliseconds before upper body movement and about 110 milliseconds before the lower body. As the baby begins his magnificent movement, the inner unit “turns on,” allowing involvement of the AOS and POS which provides transverse plane stabilization along with force transmission as the adductor complex of the rotating leg spins him, leaving him lying happily at his destination.”