Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Years ago, I was overlooked for a role in dance because I did not have classically curved arms. This decision motivated my visit to a body worker to begin addressing the tension in my shoulder girdle. After a one hour session of gentle manipulation and re-patterning, I felt relaxed and seemingly unaffected. The next day my arm was very sore. As that subsided, my neck went into a spasm which lasted a week. When that passed, my left arm began to ache. I began to realise that the work was travelling through my body. For several months, my left leg would go numb whenever I was tense. Eventually, this too left and the process was complete; it had moved through the skeleton and reached the ground.

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