After lying down, I used to find getting up again a challenge. Physically. My arms were weak, my torso heavy. I’d use my arms to lever myself up onto my side and from there I could push my way up fully to a sitting position. My back would twinge and protest. The lumber region was weak. Now after all my dancing, getting up seems so different. I can twist however I want. Whichever way I want. My stomach muscles engage and then it takes no effort to rise. My supple strength means it’s easy. I’m so grateful for what I’ve discovered. Getting stronger, through dance, taking it one day at a time is the best decision I ever made.