I want to know how you feel about your body moving. I want to know how you feel and if you still have a sense of freedom and ease when you are moving your body and what about the shape? It's hard not to judge that when you are forced to compare yourself to the barrage of glossy photo-shopped images of the perfect sexy body. My guess is that's not you because the fact is that is not any. One friend of mine told me a story the other day. He was having dinner in a restaurant and a small boy about four years of age from a neighboring table.
He got up and just started dancing and my friends said it really made him smile, but it also made him sad because he wished he could just get up and dance, abandon and free whirling and thrashing about, well, why didn't you? I asked him, you know me. Oh, you're not a good dancer. Right, right, right. Huh? The boy is he a good dancer? Yes. Why? Because he loves his moving body. He is free. I want to know what happens to your freedom to your moving body.
I know it's not what it used to be, right? The fact is we are all carrying around relentless criticisms of our moving bodies, criticisms based on the things we have been told, the images we have seen and the way we see and talk to ourselves. Our bodies are filled to the brim with these stories. How we should stand, sit, dress, look, behave and move. We have been collecting these stories from the very start of our lives and then we were trapped and held with this subconscious, self-conscious diatribe that binds us.
Does stillness. Might I suggest that your body stories are the only thing in the way of your dance? I want to put down my body story. I want you to put down yours. To this end, I offer a simple new set of rules on the body. I call this a manifesto to move. No, just stuck. No to held, no too awkward. No too prude.
No two issues that aren't even yours. No To idealizing fake sexy body images that don't even no sex or dance.