When it Feels Impossible Dance Anyways

So many times we are disappointed with how our physical bodies perform or look.  Discouragement and frustration can ruin a great work out.  Defeat can be the poison one suffers from in a yoga practice.  We’re human and these moments are normal.  So it can be helpful to draw inspiration from seeing others triumph over their physical challenges.  It’s in that spirit that we present this video.  The final production is quite stunning and beautiful to see.  But what you should really take away from this piece is that these are performers who suffer from extreme phyiscial handicaps. Yet, they have found a way to overcome them, form new and innovative relationships with their bodies to express through dance despite incredible challenges.  You’ll see the blind stepping in time and unison driven by the sound of their canes.  Deaf dancers standing near speakers to feel the vibrations of the music they must interpret.  The truly inspiring way one boy is able to work and dance with no arms.

This isn’t to belittle whatever challenge you are facing.  Even if it is not as extreme as blindness or a missing limb watching this can help you to find hope in the face of difficulties.  And if your challenge is as difficult as being deaf or missing a part of your body than the lesson is the same:

If you live in the mindset of possibilities then what seems insurmountable in one moment can become manageable the next.  We had a blog post recently all about that.  Read about how your brain and attitude can really dictate how well you do in any situation, but especially when working with the body.  Stop being your own worst enemy.  What you do and how well you do it is up to you!