I started at 5. I loved it, then I hated it.
Video: Ballet and yoga - is it possible?
So, what do you think? Want to try ballet and have a good laugh?
Why did I hate ballet?
Nooooooo I don’t want to gooooo…
That was me during my dance training, when I had a ballet class. Depending on the teacher, ballet would
make me so stiff – and I just could not do it.
I could see my body in the mirror, trying to do well and struggling, sweating, beating myself up.
Ballet was – to me – something superficial, based on shapes and forms, and only for a certain body type – which was not mine.
The only thing I enjoyed was the jumping – this, I could do well.
Why do I love it now?
The best teacher ever, Hubert Essakow
was the only one in which I would feel great afterwards. My body could feel spacious, taller, and breathing.
Hubert was working from the sensations, from inside, with an open-mind and curiosity – and humour!!! – I enjoyed so much.
So yes, I changed my mind.
I connect ballet with yoga, and it feels great.
How to practice…
The goal, like with yoga, is I think to learn to sense rather than “do well”.
How can I be with my body, sense my muscles, bones, and the ground to create some space and release my tensions?
And the most important: how can I make it fun?
And to have fun, I want to invite you to
get on a beautiful journey with me.
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