Question

Dear Master Kosen,



I am a ballet dancer in Canada. I have a show on Wednesday and I am having trouble with certain steps that require me to spin around my centre axis and trust that I will land properly. I have always had an issue with balance, I feel like it reflects the lack of trust I have for myself and those around me, and the fear I have of imminent failure.


If you have any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.



Sincerely,



Kealan

Answer from Master Kosen

You must find your center axis in your mind more than simply in your body, you must find your control more than simply over body and always do those dificult figures during the exhalation.

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