The intention of this session is to lenghthen the back side line and to restore movement to the sacrum. I had to get reaquainted with my body a little bit more after session six. It didn't take long though. Afterwards, I felt like a well oiled machine! I now realize how sessions 4,5,and 6 should be done soon after each other.
Apparently session six, for most, is more relaxing. Hardly any movement is called for and you are laying on your stomach the whole time. For me...this was the most intense so far. I've heard people talk about "pain" while undergoing "rolfing" or Structural Integration (SI). It's not about the pain. It's about being and feeling like a new, well balanced body, free from pain. The amount of intensity I have felt during my sessions so far does not amount to how I'm feeling now...free! I'm experiencing ease of movement and better posture, especially with the sitting and standing movement exercises I try to remember on a daily basis. By the way, I'm getting a seat wedge for driving. I want to maintain comfort in my newly aligned structure ;) It keeps your body upright while driving. It's good for any and every seat...but I'm not going to be that anal and take it everywhere.
Today, about a week after session 6, I had a pretty good work out. Way more than I've had in months...and it felt wonderful. I did my work out with such ease. I was extremely impressed. I thought for sure I'd be out of breath and have some tightening somewhere in my body. But no! The rotation in all my joints were smooth. Especially in my hips, back, and shoulders.
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My dearest suitor took me to lunch at Cliftons Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. It was our first time there. I've heard so much about this eatery and I was thrilled to check it out. Quite the place to dine in the 1930's and on.
Upon entry down a long hall in to the cafeteria I grab my tray to start off with a loooooooong line of desserts neatly displayed in their own individual cute white cup or bowl. Next were the little salads. Some more desserts and finally to the entrees. Actually after the entrees, the line ended with even more desserts, in case you didn't catch them earlier, before we hit the cashier. I had a wet roast beef, mashed potatos and a cucumber salad. He had the cod fish, mixed bean salad and we shared, my favorite, coconut cream pie.
I didn't realise how large this venue is. I mean massive. Four floors! The whole place is decored to make you feel like you are surrounded by large red woods. Who would've thought? A 20' waterfall cascades next to the three tiers of water front seating. A redwood church to have your own private service before or after lunch. You can rent out the third floor for private parties even.
Dining here is like dining in a catering museum. There are photos and memorabilia that documents the cafeteria throughout its history in LA . I wouldn't necessarilly come back for the food. I will be back with a group of friends for afternoon coffee/tea and dessert! ;)
This year was awsome at Viva. Not only did I have an ad in the program, I did some glamorous sets. (you'll find the photos on set of the week)
Here's a little bit about my experience...
Packing! Since we drove, I bacsically take everything I might possibly wear. There are at least two wardrobe changes a day. For me three, since I was working doing hair. Work, daytime and my after five outfit. That goes for lashes as well. This is one event where "there is no such thing as too much rouge", said by a dear friend whom I first went with back in 2002.
Daily events to expect are shopping. Vintage vendors new and used. Altough, not as many vintage as I remember. There were a lot more reproductions. Music and bands. Gambling of course. I try to win back what I spend on shopping. Most of the time it works! ;) Jive class, fashion show, car show, burlesque, and the tiki pool party.
There are so much more to the music and bands. I got to see Deke Dickerson, Chuck Berry and Wanda Jackson, just to name a few. Some fabulous burlesque performances, hot classic cars (in my car show outfit), and some fancy bathing suits at the madatory pool party. I jokingly say "mandaotry" because the weather was soooo windy! Everyone wants/needs to be there... see and be seen!
The highlight of this year were the people I met. I did some stylish hair and got to share a lot of compliments with men and women. The rockabilly scene, I guess with any scene for that matter, has a tendancy to be "too cool for school", but not this year. Or at least I didn't pay any attention to it. Excited for next year!