Hello my friends,
Living from the Heart –
Have you ever done this? Are you living this way now? The other day I realized that only now, only at this point in my life, am I really putting my whole heart into what I love, and I want to share that with you. Happiness brings a warm feeling inside that just…wants to reach out and warm other people, too.
I’m not even teaching during this transition…just something to share, from the heart.
As you may know; I’ve relocated to Sunnyvale, and in the transition I lost my studio space. That has both good and bad elements; hard, because I miss seeing my students, and wonderful, because I’ve been using this time to put my whole heart into what I love.
Here’s the scoop:
I’ve been dancing, of course, and as an AT teacher, I can’t help noticing the resonance between my dance training and the Alexander Technique. I’ve been experimenting on myself as I dance, connecting it with Alexander principles. I’m using this to create a program for freedom and effortless movement for dancers. Even if you aren’t a dancer, the ideas work; I’ve tried them out, with good results.
I want to share what I see and what I know, what I’m discovering, with the world – especially with dancers who live right where my heart is. I just feel so….expansive…and want to share. So to all my friends and family – a warm hello.
I really am happy enough to call out to the neighbor upstairs on her patio, whom I’ve never met. I did that today, true story, just to say hello and talk about the ducks walking over to the fountain.
Did you ever find something really yummy and want to tell your friends? Something deliciously good?
That’s how it feels to me….finding space and a sense of nothingness yet everything is working, in my body. It’s light and effortless and yet there is definitely focus. Focus but not tight, not at all. I get it in moments now and I know that will grow to be how I am, on the dance floor. That’s how it works with the Alexander Technique; it drops in, in moments and then those moments grow into just being how you are. It’s working. And it’s yummy.
I do hope you’ll join me on this journey! I blog in Dana’s Dance Diary. It’s an exploration of movement and dance and AT principles, and some musings on life.
I share whatever I learn; have you been following along? You are welcome to learn along with me!
I hope you’re enjoying this. If you are…please go right ahead – share my blog posts – this one or any other. I’m excited about discovering ways to dance with ease, finding freedom and balance in my body – and sharing what I know.
With much love for all the dancers who feel the muse,
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“Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance
and there is only the dance.”