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Do you have one of those jobs or hobbies that is a little misunderstood? One of those where your spouse or best friend can't even fully explain what it is you do? And when you find yourself answering questions about your field or hobby, do you use a language the listener in your conversation will understand, even though it isn't really accurate?
Taking it a step further, when you're not just looking to convey the highlights of your day job at a networking meeting or divulge your obscure passion to a stranger at a cocktail party; but when it is necessary for the listener to more fully understand your language in order to reach a desired outcome, accuracy of the language used matters.
Prime example. When I need to hire a contractor to do some work around the house. Dah! Sometimes I feel like the chickiest-chick trying to keep up with a language I don't understand so well. They ask questions, and as the homeowner, I should really know the answer. They provide advice and suggestions, while I think to myself, 'I'm going to have to google that.'
When we don't fully understand the language, we are kind of at the mercy of those who are more well-versed in the subject. (financial advisers, contractors, doctors, the geek squad, insert your own unknown subject). And having a slightly dumbed-down conversation that can be understood but isn't fully precise greatly diminishes the chance to perfect the desired outcome. Communication breakdown!
At StillPoint MFR we talk a lot about STRETCHING.
A pretty generic word most will understand. Yet, it doesn't FULLY substantiate the depth of how stretching can effect your body when you begin to engage your fascia.
To make a noticeable difference in how you feel in your body~mind~spirit, it is best to engage your fascial system! Not as clear and easy to understand as 'stretch'- but it is a much more spot-on description. Which, when understood and applied, can get you closer to the optimal outcome.
To engage the fascial system, it can take some sensory awareness to feel confident in your skills. This is not a 10 second quad stretch before you head out for a run. It's also does not require mastering a seemingly impossible yoga pose. The fascial system has a unique feel and quality when you engage it. And once you find it- it is likely your body won't ever forget!
The link below offers some tips and steps to follow if you want to give it a go. It is a list of all of the necessary components to take your 'stretching' into STRRRRRETCHING. To really engage that fascial system, which will set you up to make lasting changes throughout your body.
We gather in a small group, in the Yurt, to do exactly this, weekly and once monthly.
We do this weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:45 pm. $18
(This season, Wednesday classes have been reaching capacity, so register in advance if you know you want to join!)
→Also, the First Saturday of the Month from 10-11:30 am. $20←
→THIS SATURDAY, November 2. ←
**There is still plenty of room available! Bring a friend :)**
Registration is easy (and required). To reserve your spot, click the link below or simply text me 207-232-1737.
In looking ahead to the month of November, 2019.
There is NO CLASS on Wednesday, November 11.
There IS CLASS on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27.
There is a language that can more fully and robustly depict the myofascial release experience. In order to have that deeper dialogue, it usually requires both parties in the conversation to have personally felt the effects myofascial release within their own body; because the sensations expereinced are unique to you. The words may give you common ground, but what is felt, processed, held and released is as individual as it gets. You need to feel it in order to speak it.
Learn the language.
Hope to see you in the Yurt,
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