Today my dance is a gentle rendering of my care for an infection in my bladder.
Lifting my pelvic diaphragm frees my bladder to float or at least in my minds eye. Those lifting signals are received at the Dancer’s Diaphragm floating the shoulder blades and the Lats under my arms. A network of signals is established, sending returning signals back to the pelvic region and to the bladder.
Shaping and reshaping a double helix image begins an internal rotation that engages the edges of the torso between the two diaphragms. I twist my torso to engage the kidney area and free the entire spine to move together.
I reform the two double helix from each hip crossing the torso to the Lats under my arms. With each rotation the movement generates from the internal rotation rather than a directed outer image of the body. My focus is freed internal sensation plus the image of the double helix always in rotation itself,
Tim Hurst 12/06/17
I have allowed my intense work schedule to take precedence over high blood pressure and now weaknesses in my bladder area are showing the results.
What I know is the beauty of my dances as renderings of my care for myself. My attention shifts easily through each connection in my self. I can picture and build movement to and from the damaged areas of my bladder. A recognizable exhale and full inhale are signs of connections made.
Yet I have pushed myself beyond the place of simple repair and I have to acknowledge the blood pressure must be dealt with. Hopefully I can return to more rest, shorter work hours, more dancing and walking, and this will assist in my healing.
My desire is not to have to push my body to respond with antibiotics, surgery, and medicinal blockers of my heart activity.
This mornings dance is a recognition of the vital connections of cranial areas including the brain to every part of my nervous system, my muscular control centers and support networks.
My spine responds by recognizing the tension caused by this new stress from the bladder. Allowing and following the free movement of my spine is key to not allowing spasms to occur from unattended tensions around the spine.
I am vulnerable and asking all the questions of myself and my creator of how a repair process is possible.
Tim Hurst. 12/07/17