The routine was a compilation of songs and the focus made the hour fly by. Each song was chosen to draw attention (focus) to sensation in a different joint (set of joints). There were 11 songs, so the last four were focused on body, mind, emotion, spirit. I got a great workout and learned some new things about the choreography, the music, my joints, and the anatomy of movement. When I explore relationship, I am looking at my attitude toward, the difference between, the proximity to, the coordination of, the mobility of or the immobility of, the health of in comparison to another time, the desires of, the voice of, the dominance or subservience to, my knowledge of, familiarity with, etc… etc… The outcome of this exploration was an increased awareness that things are happening all the time with or without my notice. Keying into sensation in my ankles just makes me aware of what is already going on there. My ankles are relating to me, eachother, the past, present and future whether or not I am cognizant of it. Focusing in on one thing at a time gives me the pleasure of feeling what I want rather than letting my body feel what it feels – which is sometimes pain if I am not paying attention. My left foot is a great example of this. My foot has a few problems that are exacerbated by lack of attention. When I pay attention, I am able to heal the ill.
Focus: The Joy of Being in Relationship [with my Body].
Intent: Feeling connected to my body’s sensation and increasing pleasure in my body.
Pearls: Everybody Sense Your: feet, ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and spine. Everybody sense your whole body, connect to the image, add emotion, choose and emotion, experiment with it, allow spirit to come through you, seek pleasure, move together, move in opposition, bird of prey, hug the air, step in mud, add the sound, step over the grass, sweep your hand through the grass, get heavy, breath into lightness, peel back, open up, sense your, bring your awareness to…, count, plan, look and go, make the movement very intimate, make the movement loud, loosen up, become rigid, smear the lines, put space or air between the bones, judge the position of the ____ in relation to the floor, the ceiling, the mirrors, each other one another, move everything with ease, strength, shift weight, perceive load and unload, exchange energy…