Notes from class: Spinal fluidity

We understand machines. There are defined lines of compression and depression, there are defined lines of movement and there is a defined intent to each and every part.

Let us consider a less obvious machine. Let us explore the key to that machine and breathe-move our way to endless intuition.

We begin on the ground as we begin our life as babies with not much to forget and lots to learn. Relax on your back and just breathe. That is the beginning. Paying attention to the breath.

Now extend from your inhale and feel the movement of inner compression transferred to the adjoining body parts. Exhale and feel the decompression move the arch of pressure back down.

Now wait for your body to tell you to breathe between both inhale and exhale. Feel the body moving in between these two arches of inner tension and feel your heart pulse and ebb and flow with this.

Now let the breath movement connect with your spinal movement and sway from side to side on your back. Reach up with the limbs of the raised side from the joint that connects them to the body (big moves small idea)

Now let the breath movement connect with your spinal movement and sway up and down on your back. Reach up with the limbs of the raised back area from the joint that connects them to the body (big moves small idea again)

The rest is just letting the mind wonder in your own direction. More video will come on the subject soon.

 

 

When we breathe and move it is a long line of levers and pulleys which lets the movement happen. If you want to place your fist in someone’s stomach than think of the least amount of levers you have to work to get the job done and than the energy will move better with less tension and more awareness of where the door is open for you to enter. For example work with the wall or with a partner on reaching it with the least amount of tension in your arm or leg or any part you have and you can move. You can have a belt tied around you or a partner hold you and you check where your body can go and what is the simplest way to get the job done. Find different ways to reach your goals because we are always changing and what you worked with a moment ago is never to return.

Another point to consider is the distance between you and your target. If you need to lean forward to touch than you are rather tense already without even lifting your arms and legs. Consider taking that little step and work from a comfortable distance which again changes with every heartbeat and every breath.