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ELEMENTAL EARTH: Domain of the Body; Realm of Dance

Updated: Sep 21



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.)

  • (Hah. "Only...")

  • Natural body language.


​ ​EARTHQUAKE:

Bioenergetic Shaking

How I ground, release tension, gain strength, and realign my spine.

EARTHING MOVEMENT:

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:

  • Earth/Wood

  • Air/Space

  • Fire

  • Water

  • Metal

  • Alchemy, a fusion of the five



DANCE VIDEOS:

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:



Earth Dance

  • 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.

DRAWING HEALTH INTO MY BODY

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!


Onward to:

ELEMENTAL AIR

ELEMENTAL FIRE

ELEMENTAL WATER

ELEMENTAL METAL

ALCHEMY: 5 Elements


THE SYSTEM: ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY


*Please note that my blog is NSFW and 18+. If you've never poked around here before, I suggest reading this first.

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