A subject matter that has always been interesting to me is the different types of healing methods; like modern and alternative medicine. I have always believed in the fact that health is fifty percent mental and fifty percent physical, and that a variety of healing strategies should be used to keep you at your best.
For example, I love yoga. The art of yoga, the information about different pressure points, and the alignment of chakras is something that I take pride in daily. You may not believe in this type of healing, but it is interesting to learn about, nonetheless. Once I have completed my yoga routine I always feel more energized and alert. I always make sure to keep up with my yoga routine, especially during performance week.As I have said before, when involved with the theatre you must be at your best health. If you are not, your performance will suffer.
I am going to use my friend as an example as to why it is important to take care of your body and your mind during performance week. She was part of the musical that went on at our school recently. She had rehearsal every night for two months, for five hours a night. On top of the musical she is taking sixteen credit hours. It only took a week for her to be completely run down. Before the musical was over, she got sick three times, and lost her voice once.
Now the musical was incredible, but it was very hard on her. She still hasn’t fully recovered yet. This is why when in theatre, you MUST TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.