Balanced Choreography: The Physical
In balanced choreography (see Part I), we hold with the physical body with intimacy. Now, this does not mean to hold as in hold on tight. It is holding in the sense of transforming energy through stabilization and for utilization. Think of it as an electrical cord. The body is the structure through which electrical energy moves like a conduit, and provides the transformed energy to turn a fan, or work a toaster, or move the body parts.
Let’s look at the physical body imbalances. What happens if our electrical cord doesn’t get enough juice through it? The fan will not turn. The same is true in the physical body. If we are not holding and transforming the energy, the body will not work efficiently.
A person who gives with the physical body tends to substitute working, physical rewards and money for loving, hugging, holding and physical closeness or intimacy. They expect their body to produce their reality. Often these people show symptoms of workaholism and are totally dedicated to their career.
If you receive with the body, this manifests as physical abuse. Since all energy is incoming, you become lethargic and have no energy to put out. This is the couch potato syndrome.
If you determine with your body, you will have a tendency to be a bully. We have this in many forms, from the bully to the Olympic athlete whose total focus is physical structure and control in the body. These are often over-achievers.
If you catalyze with the body, you die. This is the person who goes continuously from one disease to another. To catalyze with the body means you need this physical crisis to such an extent that without it nothing else will function.