This is a time of creative expansion, while also moving us towards refocusing and restructuring our efforts in new and more sustainable ways. Alliances and support systems take precedence and importance. The Moon begins to wax this week. It's a time of momentum and movement forward as well as a time of finding new balance and creativity.
Last week we created our New Moon Mandalas and worked with the Pelvis- a creative resource. This week we will work with the neck, throat and jaw. The neck connects head with the rest of the body and throat and jaw are primary parts of our ability to communicate.
"The neck, throat and jaw work together, creating a sense of connection or disconnection between the head and the rest of the body between the inner experience and external expression. These body parts are associated with communication. In this capacity, they act as the conductors of inner impulses, thoughts, and feelings to the outer environment and to other people. We use the throat to voice our personal identity, to speak up and speak out. The jaw engages with our intake of food by biting off what we have the capacity to chew." -The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy by Daria Halprin.
Begin with a gentle head roll- side to side, back and forth, then gentle looping to the left and to the right. Massage your neck and shoulders, open your mouth wide, press your hands into your jaw and notice the sensations. Reach your chin up and stretch your neck, open and close your jaw noticing the different feelings present in the body. Are the muscles tight? Do joints crack or pop? Is there tension or ease?
See if a sound comes out of the mouth. Where is it coming from? Can you build on it, expand it, move with it? Start sounding. Be the sound. Find your sound. Your howl, your hum, your roar, your whisper. Play with levels. Pauses. Breath. Develop your song.
Give your song a title. Then come to your drawing pad. What image was evoked from your song? What is the message of your song?