Brian Bynoe, as a kid, would bound into his backyard pool, and any neighborhood pool with boundless energy. Somewhere along life’s path, he put the successful building blocks together to achieve his passion for sport and assist others harness their energy and channel it into a positive, even inspirational place. Both genders attend his facility and all ages over 15 years; mostly women attend the gym classes, while the men go into the rings.
The blog is set today so that the script will only be introduced after the images are displayed.
Therefore what you will witness are essentially 4 people who have a golden thread that binds them together; their disciplines may vary, however their message is universal. “long live the magnificent body!”
Alan, the Yoga Instructor at the Kensington Market Condo, speaks of the importance of micro adjustments and the art of stretching. He states that there are essentially 64 different forms and 1000 different ways to adjust those forms. He speaks of a body part, as we are tending to move a particular part with difficulty, like it is our friend having difficulty. This humorous personification “fits”.
It’s like the song “Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you…getting to feel free and easy….”
These exercise endeavors have made getting to know my body quite extraordinary.
Jacqueline Kortright instructs Tai Chi & Chi Kung classes at 2 centres in Toronto.The Carrot on Danforth and Lucsculpture School @ Danforth/ Greenwood
The message that I walk away with, after her inspirational classes, accompanied with soft musical accompaniment, is the fluidity of movement that comes from grounded foot work, a balanced body, and of course the importance of breath.
The Nijinsky Ballet, was a most impressive rendering of Nijinsky’s last Ballet in St. Moritz in 1919. He said that this last final Ballet was his “Wedding With God.” The National Ballet, under John Neumeier, repeated this Ballet. It revealed Nijinsky’s animal magnetism and gravity-defying leaps. The creative choreography was also part of who Nijinsky was.
The artists who were inspired by Nijinsky were Nureyev and Baryshnikov The principal dancers of the National Ballet of Canada were also inspired by the icon, and the homage made to him was done by principal dancers Skylar Campbell and Guiliaume Cote.
The wisdom that I walk away with is that we are privileged to reawaken our senses/feelings to the abilities of our own bodies.
Yes our mortal pieces of protoplasm are encased in ..well there’s a skeletal system and ligaments, tendons and muscles.
If you get that functioning and more in tune, there’s the possibility that you’ll have an edge on transcending levels of the spirit and a mind more cognizant.
Have a great spring, and reawaken YOU.