Moving to music, class was fun yesterday.
Finding ways to be graceful by using the whole body in movement and connecting movement with Alexander thinking.
They were connecting music, rhythm, and moving with their whole selves, all the way from feet on up out their heads.
Letting music fill you helps quiet anxious thoughts. Music is Now, it is in present time, we only hear it as it plays.
One man has been very bent over, but he unfolds into length.
Moving with the music, his arms expanded into full length. His upper body started to open. His arms released upwards and his body followed, reclaiming his own height. He was smiling; this was about joy and better posture is a happy side-effect.
It was fun! We spoke about some Alexander principles and used them in motion. This experience and these principles will help in anything that they do.
I felt so good doing this with them, leading movements and seeing them moving to music. Music focuses the mind on something joyous and free and their bodies showed it.
They wanted to be more graceful.
Softening the ankles, letting the legs be involved in the arm movements and breathing, they were moving much more in rhythm.
Leading them, experimenting by leading with the wrist, or the elbow, or their shoulders, flowing through space.
I helped them find the balance of their head weight and they started coming more upright, but it was all about having fun. Learning through joy, unfolding from the posture of Parkinson’s into something much more light and joyous.
The July class is coming and there is room for expansion. Would you like to join?
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* quote thanks to Alesa Lightbourne