I wonder as I wander
Saturday, March 2nd, 10 am – 1 pm
98 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA
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There is an old Arabic proverb: Man’s soul travels at the speed of a camel. I have never ridden on a camel, but I imagine the same could be said of walking.
Through a scientific lens, walking is complex. It requires continuously and simultaneously integrating and acting from sensorial information (visual, proprioceptive, and vestibular).
Sometimes we are conscious of this process, but more often, our attention is free to focus on something or someone else or to meander. If you are focussing on your walking (either intentionally or unintentionally), the quality of your attention can help or hinder.
In this workshop, we will do a few Awareness Through Movement lessons that clarify some aspects of walking, including the relationships between our limbs and torso, how we balance and shift our weight and, of course, breathe. You’ll practice cultivating a more agile attention capable of shifting from your walking to your environment as needed.
I hope you’ll leave the workshop freer to wander and wonder or to get more easily and pleasurably from point A to point B.