Home › Forums › Perfect Dancer Series › Increasing speed while maintaining grace in your routine › Reply To: Increasing speed while maintaining grace in your routine
Thank you for your very thoughtful message. If your approach works well for you, you should definitely use it. Breath and movement are intrinsically connected but I am not so sure about processing breath beyond a conscious ‘slowing’ down – the result of a meditative/objective distancing from the physicality of the movement itself. I say this because choreography is complex and may not be manageable in terms of conscious processing of the breath. If you are training for speed in Bharatanatyam, cardiovascular fitness would be a part of it. I find base training and interval training to be best in getting me to my cardiovascular goals. If I am fit to handle the stress of the oxygen demand, my mind is free to relax in the movement. Please do write in with more such inspiring ideas! It might be useful to many on the Inner Circle.