We are two Alexander teachers, exchanging work. It was my turn to be the student.
She worked with my legs and feet. My left foot is healing well but still a little sore, a little frozen and numb. I want it to feel healthy, alive; no pain.
She took my leg and foot and as she worked with my foot and ankle, I could feel the movement connect all the way up my body.
The body opening into flow…like gates opening and water…life force energy…flowing through.
I could sense my big toe releasing, connecting with my foot and ankle and moving as if it is all part of one big system, not a disparate disjointed part.
My left foot connecting to my left ankle and up the leg, up through the hip into my body
My hip feels like there’s more space inside. How do you describe a sense of “nothing” yet there’s an awareness….an electric kind of aliveness…
It feels good
Connecting with the Whole
I can feel my head resting back, supported by a folded towel, soft under my head.
And from my vantage point of observation, up in my head
I sense my foot, my ankle moving and foot pointing
Connecting my head weight with my foot in dance. That is what I feel and see in my minds’ eye. I have been watching videos and seeing ladies’ heads curl the opposite way, into their partner’s shoulder.
Looking at their feet, seeing the head is still on the foot in that moment.
Seeing all this while sitting still
I am dancing, within.
I can’t wait to get on the dance floor and try it.
I am waiting till you are fully healed, my foot. It’s hard, I am impatient!
Soon. That is what I tell myself. Soothing the beast, the fear that injury is forever.
Dancing in my imagination.
Soon, foot; soon.
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