"Increased awareness of your sense of position, motion and balance.
Being able feel your posture and sense where you natural range of movement should take you."
Whatever helps you relax and lose a little of the outside world.
Close your eyes and think of your Base-Line muscles at the core of all movement, the central pillar from where the rest of the body extends.
Dawn is recommended as a good time for many traditional exercises, but whenever works for you.
Being outdoors, breathing clean air, walking on uneven ground - all good things in my opinion.
Closing my eyes and feeling the sun's rays on my face. The light through my eyelids helping me to see "the sparkles" and increase my awareness of the sensory feedback my body provides.
Find the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement on your body. Close your eyes and picture the muscles. Feel for where they are on your body as you focus on activating them. Build the connection between body and mind.
Use the roll-down action, supported by your Base-Line, and move however feels natural.
Get ideas for movement from Pilates, yoga, tai chi, etc. Being in water is good for gentle exercising. Do what you can, whatever you find easiest - don't strain to do things you are not ready to do. The aim is to work towards regaining a full range of natural movement which takes time if your body is restricted.
You don't need to know what all the muscles of the human body are called, but it's good to appreciate how complex our muscular system is and to see how central the main muscles of movement are to the body.
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