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Movement predates words, both on an individual and collective level. Before our ancestors developed a verbal language there was movement, gestures, and dance. Every culture since the dawn of civilisation has used movement to express and convey what words cannot. It is as intrinsic to being human as is walking on two feet.
And yet expressing ourselves through movement often feels scary and exposing.
Embodied Expression is where we reconnect with the innate desire to convey to ourselves what we cannot say within a loose structure. Just as we learn new words as children and learn to form sentences, in Embodied Expression we learn creative movement patterns, interpret and eventually improvise.
The beauty of this approach is that we do not have to be a professional dancer and we do not have to perform. Just as when you write in your journal you’re likely not trying to be published, when we move in Embodied Expression, we do it for the sake of creative communication with ourselves.
made from stardust
Embodied Expression weaves into Yoga by inviting us to trust our inner promptings. In so doing we stop moving according to somebody else’s voice, but in accordance with our own in the moment.
'It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.' Bhagavad Gita.
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