When we gather, the arms move closer to the core, bringing essential energy towards the center of our person. Scattering--that is just as it sounds, throwing the energy out into the air as the arms circle up, over the head and then glide down to the side, through second position.
When we scatter, what are we really doing? Sharing, planting seeds, returning energy down into the earth. When we gather we are drawing in, re-grouping, re-vamping, building new energy.
As autumn deepens and the trees become more vibrant, enjoy awareness of this classic movement pattern in your daily life and remember, life really is a dance!