And so it begins!
Lesson 1 this week is done and was spent working on exercises for standard technique. Most of them seemed to be ok, but some of them are really a challenge for me as I have a very hard time twisting from my hips without twisting my upper body separately. Even harder is that I seem to have no way to tell when I have twisted them separately.
I really like working this way though. Feeling connection between my mind and my muscles and how they all work together and are able to be controlled is one of the things I like most about dance. I am a tactile person and dance provides lots of tactile data–from the feel of the floor up to the connection with the partner through the hands. Focusing on specific movements and how my body is moving and working is very meditative for me and it usually calms me. Helps to keep the stress down and clears my head.
I am looking forward to see what exercises the next lessons bring, I am imagining it will be the latin side of the house, but I really don’t know. I am just basically going with things for now and keeping an open mind.
Short post today, but I am working on a paper for school, while on duty for work and keeping up with multiple readings. My goal is to try and do at least little posts here and there when I can.
I hope things are going well for you too!