Freedom to move: A human right

The past few weeks have been very educational for me in defining my life’s work.On the surface I am a mother, a wife, a chiropractor, a teacher, a dancer and the list goes on. But this list is driven by something deeper. My intention is driven by our inherent right to be free to move.

If you’ve met me, you’ll know that I speak with analogy, I take my time to make sure that you understand what’s going on with your body and that you feel connected with the healing process.  It is this patient-centred approach that creates results. In treatment, patients speak to me about personal things that they may feel are unrelated to their injury. They have emotional releases when muscle tension is effectively loosened. From there they depart from their muscular holding patterns (ie. grinding teeth, clenching hands, gripping hips) and move forward to better alignment and improved quality of life.

Teaching and healing others to be free to move is my life’s work.

This is why being a dancer and a healer go hand in hand. I move when I work. There is a rhythmic movement that I do when I treat each patient. I am basically “dancing” and breathing as I heal others. The meticulous body awareness that I developed as a dancer was an important milestone for teaching others to reconnect with their bodies and to understand the importance to get return them to freedom of movement.

ImageIf you don’t know what I’m talking about with regards to freedom and movement, observe a horse running freely with no rider. The horse’s hair falls gracefully to rhythm of its bounding legs. The horse’s speed is exhilarating to watch and I am reminded of the wind that hits its face and a child running barefoot outdoors.

As humans, it is our inherent right to be free to move.  As we get older, we get stuck behind computers, become sedentary and frown upon running in the rain.  Our inner child is repressed and that is a shame. This inherent desire to move knows no socioeconomic class which is why children all over the world do not need expensive toys to be happy. They find ways to use their bodies and find that freedom.

It is very powerful to know your life’s purpose. It is when you discover that your ability to reach out is enhanced.

I am very grateful to have known my intention at a young age and through my journey I’ve met many passionate and talented people who inspire me and help me to navigate the path that I design on my own.

 I hope this strikes a chord with you.

Be young, Be free. Move.

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