In class, based on Principle 2, we danced to seek out our movement form personality. I contended that we all have shades of all the movement forms in our personalities and that some are more dominant than others and that can shift depending on where you are, who you are with, and what you are doing (as well as how much sleep you get, how long it’s been since you last had sex, if you are in a loving relationship, if your kids are around, how old you are, what you’ve eaten, etc…etc…etc…).
The 9 movement forms of Nia form a pretty well rounded list of attributes. I am pretty much a Tae Kwon Do/Jazz/Feldenkreis person. Not a whole lot of Thai Chi in me, but wait… There are lots of times, more recently that the slow dance is playing a bigger role in my dance through life. I like to dance to find myself, so I invited my students to do the same and then use that information (what’s dominant, and what’s slight in presence) to make choices in their life that temper or boost their movement personality into more balance.
We danced Zensation. It made the exploration fairly easy since the movement forms are more purely showcased by the 9 songs of the routine.
My pearls were the pearls listed in The Nia Technique White Belt Learn book, page 46. hdsis