Gökhan Hotamışlıgil, a metabolic-disease researcher at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, likens the relationship between the ER and mitochondria to a sensual and dynamic flamenco performance. Just like dancers, the organelles “contact and separate, and then come into contact again, and flirt a little bit and go away”, he says.
We’re dancers – there’s no getting out of it. Our cells are spinning and shaking and moving. It’s how we communicate, deep inside our bodies, down to our tiniest parts.
Sometimes it’s good to surrender to that. Let the movement show. Many of us live in cultures that value stillness, so it can be hard to sort out what our movement feels like. And movement draws attention, so it’s scary to risk trying.
It’s nice to have support and protection while we wobble our way back into movement. Here are some of the guides we’ve gone to for help uncovering our dance.
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