A and B aren’t very interesting compared to what is in between

September 22, 2009

Something I often try to inspire in my students is trying to get them away from goals into exploring the range of movement choices that exist in the body.

Vanda Scaravelli ‘emphasised the length of the spine, and gave freedom to the body to function naturally’. (She said yoga is) “not about stretching and bending in the conventional sense…not a static thing…feeling inside…undoing…how my body is here, now…assumptions take me away from my experience, from myself….A and B aren’t very interesting compared to what is in between…so much movement…(Here) there is no pose, so I never want to get to the end, to the pose. I always want to explore the movement of where I am and this might take me somewhere else, but I always enjoy where I am.’

Vanda Scaravelli – from When Movement Becomes Meditation article by Nan Wishner

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