Water Embodied

Dance Energetics Module Two

Saturday November 9, 2013 // 12:30-2:30pm
BYS Yoga // 1113 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (map it)
$20 in advance/ $30 at the door
Contact BYS at (412) 481-9642 for registration

Dance Energetics Embodiment Intensives are somatic journeys through one of the seven distinct essential energies. Through movement exercises, embodiment games, experiential dance, visualization, introspective journaling, meditation, and discussion, you will discover how these energies serve you in your life and how to truly embody them when you need to call upon them.

The Water Embodied Intensive helps you find the pathway to flexibility, pleasure, dreams, desires, and joy. You will get hands on tools for aligning with water energy through your movement, your thoughts, and your energy.

“I am sensual”

ENERGY: Sacral chakra

The sacral chakra is an energy center located around the kidneys and genital area of the body and is associated with the energy of Water. The sacral chakra governs our senses, emotions, dreams and creativity. Energy flowing freely through the sacral chakra allows us to submerse ourselves in the sweetness of the present moment and to enjoy life’s winding journey to the fullest.

PSYCH: Pleasure

Cultivating the strength of Water energy consists of finding flexibility and adaptability. We are able to approach the world with a deep curiosity and playfulness. We accept what is and we allow ourselves to experience the pleasure available to us in the moment. Our senses are alive and active, taking in the sweetness of sound, touch, taste, smell, and vision. We allow ourselves to dream, to create, and to be an interactive player in our lives. We respect and acknowledge our emotions, and let them flow freely until they have moved through us. Understanding that they are just waves, we ride on top of them with curiosity, open to the way they will season us. We have a healthy appetite for life and are available to taste all the flavors it offers—from bitter to sweet.

SOMA: Pelvis, hips, skin, liquids (reproductive, sweat, blood, urinary & tears)

Water energy asks us to wake up our senses and experience life through them. Our skin is sensitized and our hips move freely. We sense our inner landscape: all of the sensations moving through us—our emotions, organs, breath, fluids, fascia, muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments—moving, playing and interacting with each other in a symphony inside of our bodies. We befriend the fluids in our body as the cleansing forces they are.

EMBODIMENT:

Embodying Water energy consists of fluctuating our weight, using indirect space, and accessing free flow. Spatially, we explore our inner landscape as well as exploring large reach space.