Standing on her feet….she said, “it feels like I’m floating up here (touching her head).”
Releasing her neck….her legs and hips…the spine is a springy thing. Take the pressure of either end (both!) and it will open on it’s own.
She smiled and paused a moment; “I feel like I’m floating on top of my feet….”
I helped her direct her energy into her back and up along her spine as she came up to her toes. It’s a different coordination. This time it was easier.
Controlling the body, but not through tension…but through freedom…you can control the release, did you know?
It’s Applied Alexander®. It’s the result of experimenting on myself, using the Alexander Technique in my own body, in dancing, and I’m sharing what I’ve learned with my students – dancers or not – it works –
A man with Parkinson’s is learning to move his feet for boxing class. He’s discovering it’s a kind of dance; he can move his feet that had been stuck like glue to the floor AND move his arms to punch the bag.
Like rubbing your head and patting your stomach.
Keeping yourself vertical AND releasing your legs
You get used to a new way of thinking connected with an easier way of moving and a different sensation that feels good.
Time to dance and be free!
P.S. Coming in a few days – free tips for dancers – join Dance without Limits and you’ll the first to receive it.