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Insight and intuition;
noticing your body mind.

Every movement we make, wether
in the dance studio or in our
everyday life,is not given any proper
attention until we notice it. The
noticing is like learning; you don't
know that you have learned
something until you notice what
you have learned.

"habits make us who
we are, but not being
limited only to our habits,
noticing the habits gives
us a choice".


Noticing what we notice makes it
easier for us to make choices, it
makes it easier to understand our
selves and therefore to make
choices. The best way to notice is
to be in the moment, feeling the
moment and asking one's self; what
do I do in the moment? What do I
feel? Where is my body's weight
and where are my thoughts? Are
they connected?

It's like we catch our thoughts in an
endless stream of consciousness of
thoughts. Pausing means holding on
to one of these thoughts before we
change to another one. This can
also be applied to the activity in our
body mind; there are always
movements going on in our body,
we just need to catch the ones we
find interesting. We need to be
aware of it, to be able to use it.

Body mind, and thinking.
In the workshop we'll talk about two
different minds: The thinking mind
and the body mind. Comparing these
two minds makes the function of the
thinking mind seem less rational and
the function in the body mind more
intellectual. In other words it brings
them closer together.

Oppositions are a unit. As
mentioned earlier the skeleton is
a good image for the rational structure, which is just as important
as the power of our intuition.

They are a perfect match, and
support and need each other; they
are yin and yang. We often see
them as oppositions instead of
seeing them as one combined unit. Another combined unit are the
actions of noticing and learning,
because the sensation is not
present until we become aware
of it.

In the workshop we'll work towards
these awareness moments, which
will create a state of readiness
towards changes inside and outside
our bodies. We often feel more
secure in what we know, but through
noticing we can try to find another
way to use our knowledge in our body
and mind. It is helpful to notice how
we learn things; do we see or sense
speed, effort, size, form or dynamic?
For this it can be a good idea to
observe other people's movements
in space or try to visualize ourselves,
while moving or even drawing the
movement's energy.

The idea is to practice and train the
mind tonotice without listening to
the usual judgment. It is really
important to notice without
judgment in order to feel
and follow our intuitional
body mind. Herbert
Spencer'squotes
from the book "Hard
brain and tortoise mind"
talks about allowing our selves to
get nudged by feelings and impulses,
that do not come with an explicit
justification; intuitions can also be
wrong, but that does not mean

that they are worthless, they deserve
serious but not uncritical attention.
These quotes may perhaps not make
much sense now, but after having
explored the body insight and
intuition throughout the workshop,
it will become understandable and
clearer. It's all about finding a way to
follow the perception of the body and
leave out our judgment of what is
right or wrong. Once this border has
been crossed the insight of your
body mind and your intuition will lead
the way to new body sensations and
movements.

J. Castillo Bro jo