It was a beautiful summer evening my husband and I had a delicious and quite healthy meal (surprising for an outdoor cafe) at the pier cafe on Riverside Park, NYC. Afterwards, we put on our skates. I wore my dance skates and my husband wore his roller blades. As we skated we were accompanied by a warm summer breeze, the glistening river touched by the glowing sunset and as the sun descended, the lights along the park illuminated the walk. This evening has been stored in my memory as a favorites!
We skated for about an hour and a half, getting a great workout. But, the thing is, it didn't' feel like a workout! It fell like fun – Plain Old Fun. I am getting my 'skate legs' back. I am learning again how to stop confidently, how to do turns and best of all how to shake and dance while I'm rolling!
I recently shared post with you called Skate Dance Anyone! about my first time back on skates in many years. Well, this time I was also experimenting a bit. I read a blog that peaked my interest. It mentioned a study about fostering creative and/or analytic thoughts. This apparently can be accomplished by simply either pulling or pushing while seated at a desk or table. I definitely recommend it as an interesting read. You can find the post and the the actually details of the study on Self Influence Blog post called "How A Simple Arm Movement Can Increase Your Creativity In Just 10 Seconds".
I decided to elaborate on that push and pull concept beyond just the table. I wanted to use full arm, leg, body movement and see what happened.
While I was rolling I was using either all pull or all push motions with my arms and when I could, my legs, too. I was quite surprised that I was able to do so many consecutive movements in the same direction. But, I was, and it felt good.
I'll write more about it in the future. I'm going to do some more experimentation and then translate it to dancing – just in case you chose to dance without the skates on your feet!
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