The role I'm currently playing demands emotional commitment. What that means is in my moments of expressing big emotions, I'm finding I have tension that doesn't leave after the performance. What I used to do was practice yoga, stretching, and walking all the time. Now I'm lucky to take a walk around my neighborhood.
Being well - and taking that a step further being fit - is not something easily practiced in my life as I know it. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires time and attention, and must become a priority. As a point of truth, for me to be a successful and healthy person and actress, I have to prioritize attention to stretch and hone my physical state of being.
Ways that I know work well for me are modern dance, improv dance, yoga, swimming, and walking. What are your favorite ways to connect to your physical power and ease?
Copyright 2014 Heather Corwin