Walking Feet

An extension of the Body Origin Story exercise, this exercise allows us to visualise and map out our personal histories and journeys. You may choose to approach this exercise via physical places or symbolic sites. 

Outline your foot or both feet on a piece of paper. Annotate your drawing with the places you have travelled to. 

How are these places significant to you? How do they connect?

Notice the different parts of the foot. What is the physical geography (peaks, cracks and crevices, forests, oceans etc.) of your foot? 

Where and how do we locate the imprints of powerful memories in our feet? These could be the beginning or end of a relationship or the time you moved across continents for work or circumstance? What did the journey mean for you?

Share your journey with a friend.

Tentative square
Tentative feet
Stepping out into the Unknown (circles)
Skip-hop (circle)
A punctuation of ending
Standing Cradle
Walking Cradle
Heart Reach (longing heart)
Abhaya Mudra
Resting on the horizon (30 sec)
Circling hands
Sisyphus (moving forward, moving back)
Exhaustive Shields
Punctuation of an ending
Starfish (Stationary instead of open vulnerability/close safety)
Foetus Position (Comfort/Womb)
Reclining (breastfeeding)
Submission (prostration)
Traveller’s stop
Hello/goodbye (beginning and endings of relationship)