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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Expressive Movement-Asana Fusion
Unusual music that does not provoke memories for the student or lyric-less tracks or world music in other languages is preferred. Sometimes the student is bi-lingual and understands the lyrics. And with the world as small as it is there is so much available in very unique-to-the-ear languages which is good for the mind! When I attend a performance with great music or hear a new band or an inspiring movie soundtrack I make an effort to order the CD. Again, I'm moving the direction of everything being on iPod but there are circumstances where a CD is necessary.
As for formal training in expressive movement I've had some but not much. In my early 20's I worked in creative arts/recreation therapy and led music & movement. I've attended some workshops. I was part of an weekly expressive arts group for about 6 months.
If the beginning of your practice feels like dry toast consider putting on inspiring music. Allow it to be an opener. Roll out your mat and allow the music's rhythm to help you warm into your body and breath. Eventually you can allow for silence and by then you will be in your own energy.
If you're interested in having me lead this form of movement & asana let me know.
And if you would like a lengthy list of music let me know and I will create a post. In the meantime I leave you with this delicious piece:
Turn it up Baby or Daddy-O (whichever applies)!