The practice

There is a chi gung move that I do daily as part of a routine, where one starts with heel to toe at a right angle away from the body, like getting ready for a ballet plié, and then one puts the heel of the foot that was reaching away from the body down where the toe hit when the foot was stretched out, and lay the body slowly down the leg, until the chin touches the knee.

Except it didn’t come close, my chin, most of the ten years I’ve been doing this practice. It felt like such a breakthrough moment, when I could finally, comfortably, touch chin to knee on each leg.

Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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One comment on “The practice
  1. rajwest says:

    Dear fmindlin,

    Just want you to know I really enjoyed reading your blog about the process of retirement and other subjects intilectual and spiritual, it has given me insight I could have found nowhere else. Perhaps when I have the clarity and courage to present my oberservations for public viewing, I shal do so.



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