Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lab Notes: Heart #4

Led by Kaitlin

Also in attendance: Scott, Christian, Denise

Thinking about the heart and it's functions.

--It pumps blood. Get it pumping, move blood through the body. Warm the core, wake the edges. 

Dance Party:
One song solo warm up(Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Three songs collective dancing--maybe some contact but primary directive dance party. Finding some idea of ensemble. (Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics, Stay by The Zodiacs, Higher & Higher by Jackie Wilson)

--Heart brings blood to the lungs to be oxygenated. It is vital, it is vitality. Life-blood. It is the pleasure of being alive.

15 minute duet of vitality:
Dance of vitality. Indulge in your aliveness, witness and celebrate your partner's vitality too.
We did two 15 min duets, swapping partners.

"Lungs are the wings of the heart"
"Look at all the things I can do with my human body"

Denise: Melded the quality of appreciating little moments, but also energy. These are not always dances that go together. ie detailed dances tend to be non-energetic, energetic dances not as focused on listening/nuance.

Christian: A sense of appreciating each other's choices and noticing being appreciated. The time to stay with the person and develop that noticing.

Kaitlin: Nice mindset to return to: positive and open. Places an intention around it that gives it a shine.

Denise: Gave a sort of permission to do anything because we're just honoring each other's vitality.

Christian: the way an electromagnet responds to polarity, pushing off, flipping back and forth, feeding off reciprocating energy

--The heart is the center of the circulatory system. A network. We have heart strings attached to people across our community. 

Dance as prayer:
12 minute duets. Each person takes a turn tracing the names of those who they would pray for, those who are pulling on our heart strings, placing those names in the vessel of our partner. (Found a lovely melting-in or sand sensation if the back surface is smoothed with the palms between names.) Then together a dance of prayer, honoring the names placed inside both of you.


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