It is an exciting busy time with rehearsals, travel, new ecommerce biz, and the rocky road of being a gen X womyn... so I am very grateful I have a moment on this beautiful monday to geek out about conservation of momentum!
While creating my newest work "Life Spirals" I have been deeply exploring the balance; and lack there of, on the transverse plane.
Many ups & downs...
Twists & unravels...
Lefts & rights ...
And every push & pull in between!
Then suddenly in ballet class this morning the conservation of momentum involved in a balancing pose hit me!
It was like a white light the size of a lazer intersected the center of my fore head and I said to myself "you are not living in a vacuum to find perfect balance in an imperfect enviorment you must be ADAPTIVE!"
Lets take a look at extension, or develope dé vant, the struggle in holding that pose is just that...HOLDING IT!!!
*********There is nothing still internally about a balance!****************
◆ As your toes to your hip crease extends forward & up, the entire body will continue on that path without _____________ .
C) backwards & down.
D) all of the above
The technical side is how much effort is need? And what exactly counters the action?
First off, less is more.. when you weight things you move the balance little by little to find the equilibrium.... play with it!
◆ stretch one arm and forcefully punch the other way. Unless youve gone completely rigid the bunch wins out.
◆ now extend one arm pulling your torso off, then gently counter until you find the optimum resistance.
Second, find an opposition part of the body
◆ in the forward extension the pelvis must counter the gesture let... not tucking!!!
◆ your feet and the seat muscles must coordinate.. If the feet were back the Seat must scoop (not tuck) forward
◆ plus! You spine must counter the force of gravity with alignment & elongation over the leg grounding into the floor
Take this gently balancing approach with you and trust that with conservation of momentum you will find your equilibrium!
SAVE THE DATE: MAY 2 & 3 @ 2PM TO 4PM
WHERE: WESTBETH ARTIST HOUSING & CENTER
WHAT: WESTFEST'15 | ALL OVER WESTBETH
WHO: THE DANCING MATHEMATICIAN
PRESENTING: "LIFE SPIRALS" A SITE SPECIFIC IMPROVE