I use the principles of dance in repeated sequences throughout the day and especially use them when I am walking. I concentrate on the benefits of circular movement, crossing the mid-line of the body, and applying my learning about posture and movement from Pilates and Zhealth.
Here is a sampling of what I do in short time spots throughout the day, especially when I wake in the morning, before I go to bed, or when I awake and can not go back to sleep.
Move my feet and toes in every direction and rotation.
Slow rise and fall bending knees and gently moving arms up and down.
Crossing the mid-line with my palms facing and rotating head, shoulders, upper torso, hips, arms, knees, ankles and feet.
Rotate some body areas one direction and at the same time other body areas in the opposite direction.
Articulate every joint while crossing the mid-line using fingers, toes, wrists, and elbows, as well as the other body areas.
Stretch whenever possible and especially pay attention to stressed areas that need a little loosening.
Simulate walking and running, alternating movement with shoulders and hips. I explore slow and fast tempos, easy going and powerful dynamics, rhythmic stops and glides to elongate the movements using different breathing patterns.
While simulating walking and running, I spring upwards with my head leading first and engage the inner muscles of my torso first before engaging knees, ankles, and feet.
I play with rhythms and dynamics as I move imagining that I am creating music.