Friday, October 30, 2009

Hapinnes, "times two" !!

Two great things happen within the last two weeks.

The PSCA was invited to attend a rehearsal of Cirque Du Soleil : Alegria's tumbling

As I stand there admiring the jumps in the air, it make me think even further about the power of our bodies and minds and how you can defy gravity, time and space as you move. It seemed like their time stopped for three seconds or more when an artist jumped backwards and bend his back on the tumbling track, then two, three or four people coordinating movement to the sound of music brought as back immediately to that part of you that is just- content, and happy.

It was the perfect prelude to the next event.
The next workshop Aerial Mind Plus, will be held on Nov 8th at the Philadelphia school of Circus Arts.

Come and follow your breath, engage your muscles and mind, get ready for a vibrant time on the trapeze where you will warm up to the sound of music, explore the way your body feels thorough the air and master your mind as you move, for 2 hours you will:

  • Experience how Mindful movement improves performance and skills.
  • Reconnect your Body and Mind as a source of power and well being.

Bring an open mind and a playful attitude, we hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Inspired by Motion

This last Thursday I was surprised to run into a rehearsal at the PSCA studio.Two of the very best performers were together in the air on the trapeze.
The image that I kept in my mind was like this two scarfs attached to a backyard trapeze dancing to the rhythm of the wind on a Sunday afternoon in perfect harmony.

I could not stop thinking about the beauty of their movements and I asked myself; can everybody see that?....
I hope so...

And then later that day I reflected on how people often forget of their ability to move in harmony and with peace on a everyday basis.

You don't need necessarily to be a great performer or a super fit person to try a graceful movement. Just stay where you are, take a deep breath and rise your arms, bend forward or stand high and tall- anything counts!

To move our body is not just about muscles, is also about your mind, about what you think you can or can not do in times of health, or sickness.

Next time you make a step...or that you jump on a trapeze make a pause, and feel inspired to go beyond your body and fall into a relaxed state of mind, enjoy the fact that you can move- and feel inspired- just by your possibility of being able to do that step, or to do that great performance on the traps.

Enjoy this Fall.

If you are curious about the way movement promotes a healthier mind take a look here: