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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Breathe

Terrific Tuesday Breathe

It seems simple enough. Dancers shouldn't hold their breath, they should breathe normally. Unfortunately,” forgetting to breathe” is a common problem. It usually occurs during stressful moments in class, or during a difficult section of a ballet. And, as I tell my students, oxygen is essential!

During class I frequently remind my students to breathe so it will become a habit. Not breathing can become a habit too, in class and outside of the studio. There are many videos and articles online that describe various ways to use breathing patterns as a way to relax and relieve stress, and I recommend finding one that works for you. The dance world can be a stressful place.

During class, remind yourself to breathe, especially if you are working on a difficult step or section of choreography. Outside of class, explore ideas and breathing exercises until you find one that works for you. It will make you feel better, and when you feel better you usually dance better.

Breathe! It provides lots of benefits.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #7hh:  
“Remember to breathe.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thích Nht Hnh,

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