The eye of the storm – calm under pressure

Breathe and continue to breathe. That is harder than it seems. 🙂

Lets go through three experiences and work on our capacity to maintian calm under pressure and to choose how to use the energy that comes from this pressure.

  1. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Have one or more partners push you with the flat or end of a stick a hundred times with no stopping for composure or realignment. Work on different areas, speeds and depth. Work on becoming comfortable in in eye of the storm within. The way you process and ACT instead of react will be the large size of the outcome. Move and release tension to avoid contact become impact. Have fun with it.
  2. Breathe and start laying down and getting up without stoppage. Have one or more partners push you with the flat or end of a stick a hundred times with no stopping for composure or realignment. work on moving in the free space instead of letting the contact find you and allow two directions of movement in your body at the same time and letting your eyes see what is in front of them instead of following the contact.
  3. Breathe and start walking in a set route ( a circle or any other path you choose). Have one or more partners push you with the flat or end of a stick a hundred times with no stopping for composure or realignment. Work on relaxing your eyes to see where you are instead of where you want to be and choose where you want to move even under such constraints. Add placing your limbs and body on the partners working to move you without letting them affect you.

These three stages of:

  1. Permission to touch
  2. Avoiding touch
  3. Choosing a path

are integral in finding your own natural movement and it will allow you to progress deeper into your ability without gaps of distance, contact or angle.

A little challange 🙂

Repeat this process thirty times. Report to yourself and to me if you wish how it went. Together we learn more and deeper.