Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay: Witness and Behold
Easy Focus practice
Witness and Behold hand dance art
Witnessing by Cathy Ann body wisdom
Behold Soyinka’s camp plays with Friday Am InterPlay video
Raise Your Hand in Blessing movement
Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…
Easy Focus movement
• Shake out one hand. Shake out the other.
• Shake one leg. Shake out the other.
• Shake out whatever you’re sittin’ on.
• Give your face a little massage.
• Twist from side to side for ten seconds (I dare you to stop.)
• Squirm and stretch if you want.
• Take another deep breath and let it out with a sigh
• Bring your fingers to that scrunchy “give it a hard look” place between your eyes where worry collects and give them a fling. Wheeeee…..
• Settle into your body and with easy focus take in the good that is before you.
Witness art from soul: hand dance with sand
Ilana Yahav uses only her fingers to make magnificent sand drawings on glass. This piece’s theme is “You are not alone. You’ve got a friend, who will help you through your pains and sorrow and will always be at your side.
Witnessing Wisdom- Cathy Ann Beaty body wisdom
(Cathy Ann is a life practice and untensive leader. Enduring a decade of physical challenges, she knows what a gift and through-line witnessing provides. Her new blog is http://cathyannbeaty.wordpress.com)
Witnessing is such a simple form. You simply notice
how you are feeling, what you are thinking, what you
want to do, as you watch another in play.
Witnessing is delightful because it brings such joy.
Witnessing is insightful because it reminds us that
Witnessing is magic because it can give our body
the divine experience of dancing without lifting a foot.
Witnessing is beauty because we know our own beauty when
we see another’s.
Witnessing is simple to do, simply notice what happens
in your body as you watch another, and in its simplicity
the unbelievable beauty of being human is revealed.
Witnessing is magic because in our stillness we get to
have the other’s dance.
Witnessing is a gift, we receive the wonder of who we
are as we take in the wonder of another.
Witnessing is a profoundly simple spiritual practice that
by its nature offers ease, beauty and joy
Witnessing can go everywhere with us… because it is
simply our awareness being curious about everywhere
Witnessing is great entertainment and it is free
(two and half minutes with Cynthia’s Friday Morning InterPlay and Soyinka Rahim’s “Our Thing”Performing Arts Camp)
Raise A Hand in Blessing movement and music
When we dance hand-to-hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can feel that connection even when we aren’t right together. Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too. Take a deep Breath and Let it out with a Sigh……
To make this a dance, listen to one of phils early pieces…Enchata