Those three words are the primary function of the human connective tissue system.
Our fascia, with all it's billions of cells, extra cellular matrix, proteins, fibroblasts, proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors - and the myriad of other properties - has three priorities: to support, protect and stabilize us.
That's BIG work.
So as I was pondering how to shift the focus of this writing, it occurred to me that these three words are just what we need to do
FOR EACH OTHER
And that's BIG work.
In this suddenly crazy time, with new terms like social distancing and self-quarantine; with schools and businesses closing, classes cancelled, the sports world coming to a sudden halt - we need to support each other, protect ourselves, and stabilize our reactions.
Just a few days ago, I didn't dream I'd be cancelling classes through the end of March (at least). I was focused on starting my training for MELT Level Three, and looking forward to traveling to New York City in April to complete that training with 50+ fellow MELT Instructors and MELT creator, Sue Hitzmann. There is nothing like being in the presence of that kind of energy.
Now, that training is rescheduled to the fall and we are all navigating a whole different reality than we were at the beginning of this month.
So I invite you to think about ways to support, protect and stabilize yourself, your family, your community.
Stay grounded, centered and positive.
Stay connected - body, mind and soul.
Be energetic, be a force of light, and be grateful.
and MELT. Seriously, if there was ever a time to create a MELT habit and stick with it, this is it. Your nervous system will benefit from the reset MELT provides. Focused breathing connects you to your body and helps you relax. Your brain will have the opportunity to focus on wellness. And most importantly, your connective tissue needs you to keep it healthy and hydrated so it can handle those priorities: supporting, protecting and stabilizing YOU.
Created with an image by Anthony DELANOIX - "Spring flower blossoms on branch"