After a long day of practicing dance, we have all had the tingling pain creep up our heels, the knee pain that refuses to let us walk or sit, and the backache that makes us want to take a painkiller and stay in bed. We often look at these pains as muscle cramps due to strenuous practice, a muscle spasm because of the difficult moves you are trying to master, or maybe, you just need to stay strong and keep going to reach your goal. Complaining about pain is not the sign of a successful dancer.
But, did you ever stop to think, “What if this is an injury?”
What if you have strained or hurt a muscle or nerve?
What if this is not a pain that might go away?
What if you are not flexible enough for the move as yet, but you are breaking your body?
WHAT IF THIS PAIN IS PERMANENT AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP ON YOUR DANCING DREAMS BECAUSE OF IT!!!!
As a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, who has faced an injury and had to go through the fear of never being able to dance again, and with the expertise my physical therapy education provided me, I have started this movement called Natya, a way to pursue your passion without pain.
We are looking to create a safe bubble, where no dancer will ever have to give up on their dreams because of an injury. Be it therapy to recover from trauma, both physical and mental, to prevent an injury, to help you attain flexibility, or to make sure you know the difference between an injury and when to seek professional help, we are here to tell you all about it.
Knowledge is divine, and I want to share these morsels of wisdom with you. I want to keep dancers happy, healthy, and dancing. Come, join our movement, all we need is your support and enthusiasm. Remember, every injury of a dancer we prevent, we are saving the performer from tearing up because of pain in a greenroom or worse, never seeing the inside of one, ever again.