Let’s try to make this one-way communication a little more engaging, fluid and as two-way as possible.
And sorry, if I’m assuming the role of your Movement Guide already. But, if you are here and if at any given point, you think this isn’t the right place for you; then at the very least allow me to help you indulge in some experience for your mind and body -- and then let them guide you through.
Breathe In. Breathe Out.
Breathe In. Let oxygen flow freely through your senses.
Do I have your attention, now? Good!
Breathe In. Breathe Out. Multiple times.
Small, consistent breaths.
My early foundations in Ballet made me a perfectionist. I was my own mentor, student and critic; all in one. I did so, so no one could realise I am flawed. Not realising everyone is.
I soon introduced myself to Somatic Dance and learnt what I wish to share - that mind and body are one. I learnt that when I danced I didn’t only move my body, I also stimulated my mind.
We think working out is for gym freaks, celebrities, and the most intimidating of them all: #Instafitgirls #instafitbabes or #CrunchToCrunchIntoYourWeddingDress. We might think a basic run or a quick jog in the morning pays the overdue bill of our body -- forgetting that we need to own our own body and mind.
You’re not a tenant in your body so, start renovating, remodelling and most importantly, owning it.
It took me 28 years to understand and reflect on this. I did what I do best and I did it in the only way I understand -- by moving. I studied the art and transformative science of Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates, Barre and Somatics. And then, I let my mind and body do the rest.
And, now I’m here. Bones and muscles intact! Still breathing. Still alive. If anything, more alive than I have ever been. So, I guess, it worked out fine.