Health concerns are at the top of my list today. Bladder infected areas are benign but I feel fatigued. Next area to examine is the prostate. Also troublesome are wide swings in blood pressure and sugar response.
Dance experiments have been a daily part of keeping my attitude bright and my focus on the overall healing my system is attempting to keep up with. By keeping my focus clear and shifting throughout my body, I have kept pain areas from tensing and kept other areas from spasms that sympathetically respond to the stressed areas.
So every time I begin a dance phrase, my entire body brain enters a bright attitude toward movement connections. It is the connections that engage the networks of the body brain.
This attitude of responsive inquiry helps my blood pressure. I continue to ask how I can consistently respond to these times of intensity.
Concerning the bladder and prostate, I find help in freeing the area to receive more oxygen. My experiments with movement of the pelvic diaphragm are helpful. Adding the hands to assist the movement makes new connections for the pelvic floor muscle to expand and contract.
I just began consulting with a Physical Therapist to explore their approach to the pelvic diaphragm. With my experiments and study of these muscles in Pilates, I am eager to see the exercises PT’s give to a broad range of people. I am aware that the source of the exercises are from dancers who pioneered the attention to the pelvic floor.
The value of PT is the way they have chosen one aspect of a movement and through repetition explored its effects. I will benefit from the specific exercises and I will ask questions that will lead me further.
Today I had many realizations of the importance of the dance image but I will have to write those another day.
Tim Hurst 12/29/17