In this Nia move, play with stepping on the numbers of an imaginary clock and returning to "center" between each number---that is what defines the "slow" aspect (always returning to center). Leave your 'footprint' as you step. Think of having two 12:00, 2 centers and two 6:00 --- one for each foot as you practice: 12-center-6-center....
Feel free to play with any combination as you direct your body and sound the numbers out loud to increase brain fitness: "number-center-number-center." Keep your feet under your hips (and core) as you step, your hip joints mobile and engage your arms to integrate your core. Vary range of motion, speed and different combinations as your skill improves. Click "Continue Reading" for Tip and Video!
Tip: Begin with small steps to evenly spaced numbers, then add larger range of motion. Use a natural walking motion (heel lead) as you move forward and really sense the shifting of your body weight as you step to different numbers. Vary range of motion, speed and different combinations as your skill improves. Watch and follow along with the video below to enhance your practice!