Introduction #2103

Transitional Moments

3 min - Introduction
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Debora Kolwey explains how using the transitional moments between movements can teach us so much about ourselves. If we pay attention to what is happening now, we will be able to experience and learn from our bodies.
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Feb 20, 2015
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I'm interested in people taking the time to have their own experience of their body in the context of doing any movement practice. And that the movements that we play with are opportunities for us to pay attention to all kinds of things that we do with our body. So that you have patterns and it's just enough to give your mind a task so that it's not wondering what it should be doing, but that we, we actually start to pay attention to what, what is, what is going on right now before all the correcting and the instruction comes in and obviously we need a context for that. So having a movement form is really, really helpful. Oftentimes it's good to simplify, so there's not a lot of noise going on in that way.

And the other thing is that there's something that's very interesting that happens when we give ourselves the chance to actually notice what happens in the, in between spaces. So I'm doing something and then suddenly I'm over here. How did I get there? And this is a way of cultivating a kind of awareness and an a kind of appreciation of our life in general, and that we can use our movement practice to practice those kinds of patterns in our body so that we can take them out into our life. So if we're always just waiting to be told how to do something and well, yeah, how to do it, we don't get to actually feel, what do we do? What are we doing? Just what is what's happening.

And then by practicing the same thing over and over, we get familiar with that. And then the more familiar we get, the more our nervous system can relax and open up to a wider, richer palette of what is going on. And then we start to notice things and our habits reveal themselves to us, and then we can decide what we want to do about that. And so it's in those, in between moments, it's, you could call it the directional change, the change of direction, the transitional moments where there's a lot of richness and we can, we can just learn so much about ourselves.

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Would love to play this for every new student ;) , Thank you Debora for putting this into words .
This really resonated with me, Debora. Thank you!

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