Hello my friends,
Sometimes realizing how we are put together helps us be free.
My new student came back again this week. This time we looked at an anatomy book and surprise! Her hip joint wasn’t where she thought it was.
She looked at the book and I pointed out the bone has a knobby side that she can feel, on the outer side of her hip, but the joint where it connects to the pelvis is deep inside her body. Ball and socket, not just the knobby protrusion….
We came back to movement again but this time, thinking differently. Freeing her mental image of her structure let her try new patterns in movement.
Standing, releasing tension and her head and neck lengthen. Her legs release. They bend and her back is not involved…separating the body and the legs in movement. Floating lightly as her legs bend and straighten without her back being pulled out of shape. No pain….she has no pain…
Standing, showing her with my hands lightly guiding her to release up out of the legs as she takes her feet out wide, up out of the legs as her feet close…
Thinking, how would that be in dance, to release up out of the legs as they move, the body light, the legs moving freely…
Like releasing a clamp, the body springs upward on it’s own…
Lightness and weightlessness in movement yet a sense of the Whole.
A few times together and she tried it on her own, playing with the idea,
She turns, looking again at the book. She looked at the hip and leg bones and then at her own leg and hip. Lightly moving on her own, experimenting.
She was moving like a dancer, playing a little, smiling.
She came to me because of neck pain but there’s a bit of a dancer inside. She told me, “it feels good to move!.”
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