Books, Movement

Anatomy of Breathing

In keeping with this week‘s theme of breath: Check out Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais-Germain. A wonderfully detailed and illustrated work on the body mechanics of breathing. Goodreads Link Note: I haven‘t read it‘s follow-up book yet, but it looks equally intriguing: Anatomy of Movement Exercises Tell me your thoughts if you happen to know it!

Inspiration, Movement

Inspiration

Going all the way back to how I came to start writing this daily blog. The inspiration was.. movement. And inspiration itself. When I started taking Martial Arts classes a few years ago, the movement discoveries there inspired me to go deeper in ballet, which in turn motivated me to renew my bellydance practise, as… Read More Inspiration

Dance, Movement

Enjoying the Moment

I’ve been thinking about dance – and my relation with it – a lot in the past few weeks. And my conclusion at the moment is that I am happiest when I’m actually doing it – when I am moving, practising and performing – rather than contemplating what dancing really means to me. That being… Read More Enjoying the Moment

Martial Arts, Movement

The Journey Begins

As they say in Taekwondo: Achieving your first grade black belt means you are finally ready to start your ‘real’ training. You have survived the basics. Now the actual work begins. I love that. Let’s do dis.  

Movement, Strength

Layers of Strength

Working towards specific goals (like surviving our Taekwondo black belt test!) is teaching me that everything builds in layers. Growth – Gaining strength, refining motor skills, deepening understanding, increasing ranges of motion, learning a new language, gaining maturity.. it all works iteratively. We learn in layers. Bit by bit. Rock upon rock. There can be leaps,… Read More Layers of Strength

Inspiration, Movement

Capturing Motion

Last summer I have invested in tools to help me up my instructional video game – or in other words transitioning from camcorder recordings to mobile video. It was a bit of an adventure, but very much worth the effort and time spent researching, testing and investigating. The result has been inspiration and motivation for… Read More Capturing Motion