In order to feel the support you give when you resist a movement or pressure you can work with a friend and have for example your elbows together with him working to push them together and you apart. As you keep this support you move the rest of the body without letting the other feel your motion and keeping your shoulders and hips relaxed. Move a bit apart and do the same with the forearms and than with one arm pushing up and one pushing down. After you do this in place start to move as your partner moves with a hit towards you and you keep his arm supported as your body moves out of the way and slowly work to close the support by letting your partner end the motion or sliding yourself from forearm to elbow to back as you give this point or points of support and navigate to a more comfortable situation where you have more freedom to work. In all cases remember your safety and alignment are more important and that you need to think of where you are in space rather than in connection to others to be free.

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Sharon Friedman

Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :)

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