Does a scientist perceive the world through formulas and fractals? Is a chef’s world created through scent and texture? I don’t know since I am neither one, but as a dancer and a yogi, (always a dancer first) my world is filtered through the lens of lines and movement. Just as an artist looks at a painting in terms of composition, color, etc.. I perceive everything in the context of shapes, lines, rhythm, proportions and the way in which those shapes and lines move and integrate with one another.
Another crucial element to my worldview is movement efficiency. There’s a sense of perpetual motion throughout my daily musings from driving around Los Angeles to cleaning my apartment, to putting away my groceries. I remain connected to the flow of movement within all I do. The question I ask myself most often is what movement or set of movements within a certain time frame (rhythm) will most efficiently complete the task at hand. This question arises subconsciously much of the time because it is so deeply engrained into my being that it has become a samskara. Somehow the question and the answer are always framed within the language of movement, just like an equation is framed within the language of mathematics. (more…)