● Materials: space, paper
● Tools: pencils
● Participants: min. 3
● Location: outdoor
● Duration: 60 minutes
Choose an outdoor space that the group likes and be barefoot. Participants pick a place in the space. Notice everybody’s positions.
Stand up with your legs as wide as your hips and keep your knees soft and structural. Bring your attention to the contact between your soles and the ground. Shift slightly your weight to the front and to the back. Notice how your body perceives the subtle change in balance. Shift slightly your weights from side to side. Notice how your body perceives the subtle change in balance. Settle your whole weight in the center of your soles. Breathe into your pelvic floor (the muscle that extends from the tailbone to the pubic bone) and follow your breath rising into your belly, diaphragm, and moving your upper chest. Breathe out as loud as you wish. Repeat at your own pace for three cycles.
While aware of your bare feet on the ground, trace with your hand a straight vertical line extending in front of you. Follow the movement to straighten your spine. Relax your shoulders. Relax your jaw. Take another deep breath sensing your whole body in balance.
Open your arms to the side, parallel to the ground, straight at the height of the shoulders. Look at the tip of your fingers with your eyes. Lower your arms while keeping the wide vision (peripheral vision). Notice eventual changes of perception.
Listen to the surrounding sounds. Notice which sound is the loudest and which is the lowest. Notice the distance of the sounds. Choose a sound and move in its direction. Stop when you have reached the source or when you cannot proceed further. Observe where your peers are.
Now jump! Jump higher! While you jump imagine a negative thought leaving your body and disappearing.
Now choose a human-made element that you find attractive in the place where the group is. Notice your peers’ new positions.
Look at the item from your current position. Now focus on detail. Move progressively towards the detail, sharpening constantly the eyes' focus. Arrive as close as your eyes can focus on the detail. Stay still observing the object and check the overall balance of your body. In case you are off-balance, re-centre yourself. Move away, shake your body.
Position yourself as close to the item as you desire. Interpret the item you choose as follows: a sound; a taste; a smell; a movement; a gesture; three words. Notice the interpretations of your peers.
Shake your body.
Now sit together and write for 5 minutes about the experience. Share the texts aloud.