@npc_getfit_nic - "You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work"
"You are more than a dancer. You are a human being with feelings, hurts, joy, and a purpose. So show that when you dance. Make it real. Let us believe. - @franciscogelladanceofficial 💙💕 "I AM" contemporary solo by @chrismoorephotos @chrismooredance THANK YOU for helping me to realize I AM STRONG and I AM WORTHY and I AM BLESSED and I AM SO LOVED 💜💗💙 #blessed#grateful#iam#iamsolo#contemporarysolo#loveismyhashtag#thankyou
🌈 #DROPBACKSPRINGFORWARD Day 10 Soft Landing Dropbacks 🌈
Hey folks! The end is nigh, can you feel it??? Tomorrow, we're stepping into the realm of crazy. We're putting everything together that we've learned thus far! It's time to start overcoming our fears and trusting our bodies' capabilities!
I'm demonstrating my dropback using couch cushions. Ally and Bethany both have great options for practicing the dropback with a soft landing as well, so be sure to check in with them. .
My video is pretty self-explanatory. First, I demonstrate a standing backbend with two cushions. If in this pose, you are unable to see the cushions, don't push yourself and don't rush. Continue working on your standing backbend until your shoulders and thoracic spine open up more. If you can hold your standing backbend comfortably for several breaths and can see the cushions (or couch or bed or mats or what have you) then you're safe to proceed! If the landing feels comfortable, go ahead and take a cushion away, and try again!
Today, one of our participants (I can't remember who!!!) mentioned that doing the manual adjustments that I demonstrated helped her to keep her mind focused on the present moment--thinking about what she was doing-- instead of dreading what she was about to do. I absolutely loved that insight. Focus on your alignment, how your body is feeling in the bend, how it's opening, how your breath is connecting with your movement! This may take away the fear component that is holding you back, and help you trust yourself!
Warm up your wrists, run through our other prep poses and be safe!
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