In the northern hemisphere November is a time of gradually entering into the darkness of winter. Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum, valued practising Continuum in the dark as a way to dampen the ever-present effects of time on our bodies. Longer Continuum retreats often involve covering windows and darkening the room in support of being able to listen deeply to ourselves without distraction. This time of year naturally supports this kind of deep listening.
One intention in Continuum is to soften the inhibitors to our natural fluid motion. The speed of everyday life, electronics, repetitive bodily actions and unresolved trauma can all create density in our tissues and rigidity in our relationships not only to other people but also to the stresses life presents. As we engage in the breaths, sounding and mindful movement of Continuum, we begin to slow down, listen and melt. We return to our natural fluidity, enabling us to meet life with greater flexibility, ease, resilience and love.