Imagine if you will a very large dance floor where everyone is moving freely in their own rhythm weaving in and out among other bodies in motion. Sometimes making contact with others by mutual consent to play with movement, dance, touch, and energy – and at other times silently exploring a unique world of your own.
In the very center of this dance floor is a woman who often breaks out in gales of laughter. People move in and out of her field sometimes connecting physically and other times merely sending her love, smiles or energy – in other words nourishment. Every time that this woman laughs it sends reverberations throughout the room and smiles break out everywhere.
She is feeding the dance like a “tap root” from which other “roots” sprout laterally out in all directions. This tap root forms the center upon which rides the well being and growth of all the other roots. Without it the vitality of the organism as a whole would not continue and new growth might not be supported.
The breath is like a tap root with the lungs on the inside and the air from without giving and receiving within each inhale and exhale. Our breath grounds us in the present moment and reminds us that we are here to thrive and passionately and compassionately live our lives to the best of our ability.
We share the nourishment with others in a deeply interconnected dance of life that has been choreographed expressly for us by a central force so strong that often we just begin to imagine and embody the power we are being given. The tap root continually reminds us that a fully lived life is within a fully embodied creative breath.
If you have never even thought about moving freely from the tap root of your breath…you might give it a try. A breathing space of ecstatic, free, unrestricted movement from the center of your being!
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