Friday, June 20, 2008

DanceMind: Dear Janie -- Relax!

Janie, Janie, Janie,

This is the time for R & R. Most 'company' members take a breather during the summer months to allow the body to regenerate, rest and rebuild.  :)

Give yourself permission to spend time with family and friends, go have some good fun! If you are concerned about staying in shape there are many ways to do that. Consider working your body in a new way ... Hot yoga, Ashtanga yoga, or pilates, take a different kind of ballet class. Visit different studios. 

It is difficult to let go of a routine as rigorous as ballet. It has been described as being "sprung!"
Boing!   Believe you will be working soon enough. So give it a try to continue training, yet offering some variety.

The other issue may be flexibility. Family and friends may not understand your need to train. 
You might be able to have a list of possibilities so when you Mom says, "let's go shopping!"  you can plan to to take an early morning class, or a later class.

You have been working very hard in the last weeks.  Yes, this may seem like the easy part. Being in the 'middle' of change is where you are.  STAY IN THE MOMENT.  It is like Tarzan swinging from tree to tree. He knows where he is headed and enjoys the flight!  :)

IT IS SUMMERTIME -- Get outdoors. Go on a picnic. Leisurely sit at a coffee shop and read. 
Begin a craft or hobby.  

You'll be packing again soon enough! 


Sanna Carapellotti, MS CCHT

Sanna is a Performance Specialist with a focus on performers.  Her clients are dancers, musicians, photographers, etc who want to perform better.  She is an expert de-stresser for performance, audition, surgery, and healing.  Contact her at 412.344.2272

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