Sunday, June 26, 2011

Motion365 - Day 189: Born This Way

This is a duplicate blog entry from Motion365, my personal dance adventure from 2010-2011.  Notable entries have been copied to this blog so students and fellow dancers may enjoy the ponderings and combos created from the experience.

June 26, 2011
Song: Born This Way (4:20) by Lady Gaga from Born This Way

Let’s be honest, in today’s society our bodies have gotten a bad rap.  They’re too old or too young, too fat or too thin, too wrinkly or too stretched, the wrong color or the wrong hue.  The list could go on and on.

Now’s the time to make a change!  This moment is the opportunity to embrace, love, and accept your body for all its natural beauty, Creator-given talents, and the sheer all about awesomeness it is.  There’s no denying how intricate the body’s design and how creative it’s functioning, not to mention the plethora of experiences in which it allows us to partake.

Our body is a memory of where we’ve been via experience imprinting in our muscles and a vessel for where we’re yet to go.  It is the safe haven of our soul and the wings of our adventures.

They say the rose by any other name would smell as sweet, well, I challenge this notion with the belief our cognitions change our perceptions and our perceptions change our cognitions.  If we think about ourselves in a different fashion, how we see and view ourselves will also change and then further impact how we think.  Like a ripple effect that starts within, the changes will soon undulate to our friends and family and then flow to their connections and on and on.

In this moment, let’s start a revolution.  Take a moment to think about what your body means to you, what it enables you to do, why you are grateful for it.  Then pick a new descriptive name for your body.  Something which feels like a natural extension of who you are, a description of who you want to be, or even a word which feels intuitively synched with you.

The next time you’re feeling down, unhappy with yourself, hard on your appearance, remember your body name and what your physical being means to you.  Remember how grateful you are for all its gifts and blessings.  When chatting with others about your body, even refer to it as your embraced body name.

Let’s take back our bodies!  Let’s stop fighting against them and the natural processes by which they develop and change.  Let’s love and appreciate them through celebration, movement, and honor!

-- Krista (aka The Lusciousness)

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Status: In appreciation of all the awesomeness that is my body, I am going to henceforth (or for at least as long as the feeling suits me) refer to it as "the lusciousness." Let's start a body appreciating revolution! -- Pick a new descriptive name for your body. Add it to the comments here (cause of course I want to know) and then copy this to your status with your new body name.

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