The buzzword that we keep being bombarded by this week is resolution. You know, the New Year’s type that lasts for about three weeks and then mutates into guilt, shame, or self-loathing for not having followed through with it. I would like to propose a re-framing of the word resolution to convey its musical connotations. When I simply think of my body as an instrument that occasionally needs re-tuning, then there’s no longer a need for a “higher self” that is somehow in charge of improving the lower, wayward “me.” That mental schism completely disappears. Determination is replaced by observation, and an internal movement from dissonance toward consonance naturally ensues.
Does that sound too abstract? Check out our newest releases and you can turn theory into practice. In Core Restore, I’ll show you one of my favorite 15 minute sequences for re-establishing order and ease to the lower back. By making simple movements with your pelvis propped up on a block, you will learn how to “hear” sharp notes and flat notes in your body so that you can re-discover the joy of perfect pitch. Meanwhile, 20 in 20 #3 is another edition of our 20 poses in 20 minutes series that will help you wring out your abdominal organs to promote detoxification and boost energy. Especially if your lower back has been feeling out of whack from holiday travel or winter lethargy, this efficient sequence will reset you in a super satisfying way. Hope you enjoy! Happy New Year! Cheers to a new kind of resolution!