Graceful

Refine your movement with willPower and…GRACE

A ballerina’s arm sweeps up, her arm sweeps down. There’s an energy about it; there’s a grace to it.

GRACE is beautiful movement. It’s refinement of our movement until it is beautiful. Note: movement here is broadly defined. With GRACE, refining our words and actions is as important as refining the sweep of our arms and legs in willPower Barre-Fusion® class.

GRACE is ultimately an offering. An offering of you to the world, an offering of love and kindness over hatred and hostility.

Here, have mine. I have more than enough.”

GRACE gives from the heart. At this time of year, there’s a lot of giving involved. Giving from the heart has a grace to it that giving from obligation does not. Stay grounded in your heart as you give of yourself.

GRACE is simple elegance.
A little black dress, a glass of wine, fresh flowers in a vase, a piano playing in the background, freshly fallen snow… What comes to your mind? Who comes to your mind?

GRACE is contagious.
In class (class of any sort), notice the positive network effects of graceful movement. When everyone moves haphazardly or off-tempo, it’s, at a minimum, a distraction; at maximum, it’s chaotic. Be a positive force in the collective refinement…and encourage others to do as well!

GRACE is soft and strong. Soft fingers when your hand floats up, strong fingers when you press into the floor during plank. Soft fuzzy socks to nurture your strong capable feet.

GRACE is feminine energy. It heals as it strengthens. It soothes as it listens. It pours love into the cracks and wounds.

As with all words of willPower…

GRACE is a practice. It is the exhale where you used to explode before… the reassuring nod when another needs your encouragement, not your fear… the wisdom to see past the ego and into the soul.

Soul-to-soul connection. Divine intervention. Read more about this week’s word in I humbly receive with…GRACE.

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit www.starslocker.com.