When considering the various movements and postures of the body, as well as activities like walking, sitting, and sleeping, we can refer to them as “physical functions” or “body functions.”
These terms encompass the actions and capabilities performed by the body in different contexts. While people may commonly think about specific body parts (e.g. the knees, the hip joints, the lower back, the neck, …) it is equally important to recognize and appreciate the functional aspects that enable us to engage in daily activities. These functions involve the coordinated efforts of multiple body parts and systems, working together to facilitate mobility, rest, and other essential actions.
So far so good, ChatGPT. Mobility and rest, eh?
Now I wonder, “What are the clean versions of mobility and rest?” How much does mobility bleed into rest, and rest into mobility? At its worst a person is unable to rest, and at the same time unable to move and perform well. Always tired, yet unable to sleep. Always agitated, yet unable to work and do even the most necessary things.
What else can we mix up? Can sitting hunched over (for any periods of time) bleed into our standing up straight? Can justified caution bleed into confidence? Can doubt bleed into trust?
Where—in our minds—does one word start and the other end? In my movement explorations I use the concept of “Differentiation” to get to know one from the other, and see “Integration” happen, as “things” (for the lack of a better word) are being put together, into context again.