The longer we stand the more we must master certain basic elements in order to remain standing: gravity, rebound, swing, suspension... Our bodies must become an expression of these principles just as the river, the mountain, the tree-- These realizations are as much an expression of our intelligent development as taking our first steps. We must surrender our imposed stance, or the stance carved by our reactions, which will wear us out, and we must come back to the basics of standing or walking again and again until we feel moved by the simple fact of our existence. We are then carried by our rightful place in the grand scheme of truth, of what is.
Lorena Wolfman © 2010
(My deepest thanks to Anna Halprin for her teachings on the basics...)