After being back in the swing of things since the new year, my body has been sore and tired. When you’re working constantly and rehearsing you need to take time to recover and do the things necessary for your body to get back into the routine. Self-care is the topic and the thing I will try to begin practicing this year! Taking time for yourself- not pushing aside priorities- but knowing when it’s right to take some time out of the day and treat yourself. For me, I am working on being kinder to my body and that means knowing how to recover after rehearsal and how to prevent myself from really feeling terribly sore the next 3 days.
Here are my tips and tricks to the routine I am going to begin implementing into my week:
Moving forward- knowing when and how to take care of your body is very important especially being an older dancer. These are simple tips and they are easy to implement into your recovery routine so try it out- your body will thank you!
Shana Simmons Dance Company Member