–Rond de jambe [French rawn duh zhahnb] – An exercise at the bar or in the centre in which one leg is made to describe a series of circular movements on the ground. Both legs must be kept perfectly straight and all movement must come from the hip, along with the arching and relaxing of the instep. The toe of the working foot does not rise off the ground and does not pass beyond the fourth position front (fourth position ouvert) or the fourth position back. This is an exercise to turn the legs out from the hips, to loosen the hips and to keep the toe well back and heel forward. There are two kinds of ronds de jambe à terre: those done en dedans (inward) and those done en dehors (outward).-
Ballet. One of the oldest dance forms other than folk and ritual dance is at the root of most concert style dance which includes Modern and Jazz dance and is the foundation that helps with making sure you’re “on your let” as dancers call it. It is based around a specific set of fundamentals having its origins in the Italian Renaissance royal courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia in the mid 16th century. When you are learning one of the 6 ballet methods you come to learn that they all have the same basic fundamentals they just vary stylistically. As you work your way up to become a professional dancer you spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft using strengthening and toning techniques that have literally been used for 300 hundred plus years.
When learning dance there is much to be accounted for within the body as you are often doing multiple things at once even if it might look rather something rather simple to the untrained eye. While all of the three major concert dance techniques have there challenges with certain moves for in the studio and on stage one of the of the more challenging ones is the “rond de jambe“. When doing a rond de jambe your teacher/instructor will give you the note to stay lifted and or pull up in the hip of the working leg so that it can pass through from front to back smoothly. So you are thinking to yourselves by now “Darling why are you giving me a dance lesson right now, I thought we were talking about receiving?” well i am about to link it all together now. When explaining rond de jambe to new dancers the instructor will often say “Get out of your own way (I am smiling to myself because this is where it all comes together) so your leg can pass through”.
You see what I did? Well this rule applies to everyday life and I often have to remind myself and friends of this, get out of your own way and allow things to come to you. The act of receiving is hard for many people because we are taught how to give but not really how to receive but receiving is just as important. When you have a poor view of yourself, feel like you don’t deserve things, deflect things and so on and so forth you block yourself from receiving the things you really want. The reason we desire these things so greatly is because we believe our lives will be happier with the having of them and I am sharing that once you are fully happy without them you will receive all that you want.
If you don’t find your bliss before attaining the things you are waiting to receive you will be put into the place of trying to fill a hole that you can never fill because the hole is the space between your spiritual self and physical body. By not allowing yourself to be in the receptive mode you end up making the hole bigger and bigger and look to more and more external things to fill it.Once you implement this into your life you will find yourself truly happy and in alignment with yourself.
So this is a sure fire way to get the things in which you want but have yet to receive:
1st- Take time to love yourself for who you are
2nd- Be happy and have gratitude for where you are in life
3rd- Shift and allow your energy to be in a receptive mood (learn how to take a compliment for a start)
4th- Speak with intention and with words the put you in natural down stream flow of the currents of the river of life (start to say “I am open to receiving the things in which I have asked for” or “I allow myself to be in the receptive mode” and you will notice an active change in your world)
5th- Go on about your day and don’t dwell on the things in which you have sent out to the universe unless you are doing so in a cheerful blissful manner, otherwise when doing so you usually introduce an element of doubt, stressing out and what have you and that keeps what you what at bay
Once we actively shift our energy to the receptive mode everything we have cast out into ethos has no choice but to come to us. We are here to be happy first and foremost and when we allow ourselves to be in the state of bliss we open up the doors to bringing in more and more things to keep us in that place of elation. So once we move out of our own way and just be happy and thankful we can then watch the good times roll in!
Love and light,