Back bending/ spinal mobility. 

Greetings all!! Hoping you’re well. Been doing more reflecting why and how yoga+GYROKINESIS® came into my life. About 5/6 years ago (roughly) I found myself feeling compressed in more ways than physically. I realized, I’d been taking on many loads in ways unhealthy for me. Went into one of my daily dance classes one day. Began the usual routine of pre warm and and warm up. I went into a few stretches I’ve done for years and felt an incredibly large amount of pain!! My heart sank and I began flashing through my life, in this body. Changes needed to happen..  The pose I shared here, is recent. But it is one of the positions that was a wake up for me, it was no longer being accessible. My journey began, from there..  

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Journey

Greetings all!! I’ve been silent for awhile. Living, processing, changing, learning and growing. This post I’ll begin with,thank you for following for all this time. And, thank you for joining me. Dance/Physical Education, wellness has been my force for so long. I’m truly blessed. 

My blog focuses on the life and journey of this body/mind. Maybe, you find my writing inspirational and entertaining.  Over the past 5 years, I’ve found myself in a beautiful dance, a tango between the art of dance, GYROKINESIS®, fitness and yoga. More than 3x of a decade of life has shown me, mobility of the body and mind are key!!   I attend to transfer things I’ve learned and am learning on this journey. Please feel free to join me. 

Expression vs Perception

Greetings! Today is the perfect day for research and reflection! I woke this morning to a strong desire to look internally at how I was feeling and growing very much as a woman/artist. The topics of the day are: Expression vs Perception. Expression: the process of making one’s thoughts or feelings. Perception: the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Which brings me to even more realization of the reason as to why I have taken such a liking to the  exploration of butoh and the further knowledge of the classical for of dance, Ballet. These two forms are complete opposites of each other. Ballet: revolves around the mastery of the strict technique itself. It is a form of art, which makes it expressive, through the technique and artistry. Entertaining the audience and playing a role, character and or a story. And butoh, A more recent form of art(est.1960s) comes from the foundation of pure and unguarded expressionism, born out of the need to break out of rules and boundaries of the body and mind. Not usually focused on there being judgement, entertainment or acknowledgement of the audience. Not at all like a tutu and or corset, or even a leotard. Interesting process for me. I will continue to explore, for it will be very useful  during my process of further Creativity and Growth. In general. Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, etc with me. Thanks for taking the time to read and follow. Enjoy the rest of this day!

Thanksgiving

Stopping byto wish you all avery Happy Thanksgiving! Let us reflect and research the meaning and truly research it’s meaning. Historically and Personally. Lots of things have gone down here is the very young establishment callet America. Anyhow, I am feeling very blessed and thankful to do what I do, have the loving family and friends that are near and far, to work and continue into by career! Be blessed and Merry! Thru it all. oh, and if you have any, enjoy those delicious leftovers!! As with most things, they get better the longer the marinate!! wink! catch you later!

On your mark, Get set. . . .

Greetings! Now, that I have spent an amount of hours submerged in a huge Performance Art book, a Composition book with various notes taken on my own from a Dance Conference, Meetings and conversations on the matters of internal structure of my dance company, endless pages of notes and comments from searching online. I am feeling as if I am about to explode!! Well, not really. . .Let’s see, what the clearest way to explain this feeling. . . .Hmmmmm oh I got it! The easiest way to explain this feeling is imagining a Muscle. Like the tiny forgotten ones, located underneath larger ones and bones. You never know it’s there until we ask of it something we never knew we had or could ever do!! Well, I guess, this was something to anticipate!! Since coming from a background of that Ballerina  and Dancer in various dance companies, freelance artist who is made to fulfill contract  agreements, following rules of the manor, etc. Into, Artistic/Executive Director of my own Company/Small Business Owner, I am on the correct page then!! It was to be expected! I owe it to myself to bring the Bikram Yoga and Ballet Classes back into the schedule this week. I promised myself  wouldn’t stay away too long this time! And Boy, am I excited!! To allow my body to feel and sweat! To create and explore! It’s been nothing but, eyes, hand and feet through the past few days. Reading, Writing (Not including Blogging) and walking. Balance will be restored. Or, am I already getting the hang of this!?! Have a great one fine folks! And Happy Labor Day, indeed!