The muscles for acting are not in your body, but in your brain. Every skill, such as picking an intention, breaking down a script, executing a perfect cold reading, requires a specific set of neurons in your brain. Scientific research proves that those pathways must be continually used so that new pathways can be carved into your brain. Thus the scientific reason to be in class on a regular basis: to carve neural pathways that will book your next role.
You might not be able to see neurons, but you can feel their affects when an audition feels effortless and you notice that you are more comfortable being your authentic self, no matter for whom you are auditioning. You also feel the effects at an audition that you knew you should have nailed but somehow you just couldn’t get into the “Zone.”
Even the Tour de France – the world’s most grueling sports event – is actually the ultimate test of the adaptability of the brain, rather than of physical strength. Auditioning in Hollywood is probably the most grueling non-sports event there is.
Lance Armstrong would never consider practicing just a couple of times at home with a friend, or in their mirror, to prepare for his next race, but do you?
____________________________LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO
Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.
Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.