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Bone Watching

A week or so ago, Nannette, Ric, and I got together for a much-needed impromptu Dancemeditation practice on Cape Cod. I had been feeling stressed and overwhelmed and was very grateful to be spreading out my blanket, getting down on the floor. With the neutral Kerala Dream as soundtrack, we settled into an easy going Opening Sequence. Once we were relaxed, I said:
Practice: Bone Watching
Close your eyes. Move any way you feel. Let’s focus on the bones. Watch your bones as you move. The soft tissues will actually move the bones, but when you pay attention to the bones instead of the muscles, you’ll draw attention to the part that is ‘being carried’. Let your soft tissues carry your bones. Let your bones ride along. Read more

Krys integrated

Krys Statho, CDMT, shared this with me. Beautiful.

“The last year has brought this really awesome feeling when doing the Opening Sequence, particularly the forward bend and reaching back. I’ve become aware of this really connected unit that my body has become. The shifting of my weight, and the placement of my limbs seems to happen seamlessly and effortlessly now. Not every single time but 95% of the time and when it doesn’t there is usually something going on that keeps it from happening whether in my body or in my mind. It’s a very comforting feeling. I often think of the lines in your book where you question if we, your students, feel what you feel and while I don’t necessarily know if it’s the exact same thing, it seems analogous. I feel my hair moving and the material of my clothes sliding over my skin and it all becomes much more prominent in my proprioception when I start my practice.”