ELEMENTAL EARTH: Domain of the Body; Realm of Dance
The Element of Earth And all that grows out of it
Nourish and flourish. Grow dormant and flourish again! Decline. Decay. Demise. Death. Void... Seed...Root...Rebirth! Earth. Our Home. LOOK CLOSER. (No. Closer.)
Domain of the Body
Grounding, Gravity & Growth.
Foundation, alignment, posture, strength, stability.
Self care, nurturing, comfort, safety.
Nutrition, rest/sleep, physical activity, hydration, physical environment.
Root, foot, legs, bones, flesh.
Fertile hips & flourishing seeds.
(Even if they're only in the mind.)
Natural body language.
How I ground, release tension, gain strength, and realign my spine.
Deep listening with bare feet in the ground.
Earth always tells me how I need to move, and what steps to take next.
Realm of Dance
DANCE OF ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY ©️2010 A sequential study of movement through five elements. An East-West fusion, each has its own unique flavor, point of initiation, energy, and pathway:
Alchemy, a fusion of the five
CURRENT WORKS IN PROGRESS DANCE ON MY BLOG*
"IZZY, WHY DON'T YOU DANCE ONSTAGE ANYMORE?" "WHY DON'T YOU TRAVEL AND TEACH ANYMORE?" Short answer? TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
Here's what I've been up to for the past couple years. This is why everything is online now:
Earthquake, shimmy-shake, ground break, awake.
Strong, grounded, stable, aligned.
Floorwork, getting up from the floor, and footwork. Lie down, crawl, sit, stand, walk, stomp.
All movement initiates from the ground and travels in a natural pathway using biology & physics.
Weighted by gravity.
Instinctual, disinhibited, organic.
The REAL Earth Dance. It's not always pretty. But then, neither is life. And there is true beauty in that. Art therapy, self-expression, healing through dance, self-nurturing, being grounded in What IS, death & rebirth.
How we use Earth Dance in the Elemental System, why I need it so badly, and why it's become one of my favorite moments in the entire Elemental Alchemy sequence.
Walk With Me And Dance Your Life
MY PHOTO GALLERIES:
WALKING WHERE I'M LED Another exercise in listening, sensing, and letting Nature guide me.
Through Dance & Movement STROLLING WITH THE UNKNOWN
That day I met the Minotaur in the woods
NEXT: ELEMENTAL AIR - Domain of Spirit; Realm of Magic & Muse
That time I wanted to dance with Earth, but Wind showed up, cackling diabolically. What else are you gonna do but surrender and play!
*Please note that my blog is NSFW and 18+. If you've never poked around here before, I suggest reading this first.