Andrea Olsen's Bodystories: a guide to experiential anatomy PDF

By Andrea Olsen

ISBN-10: 158465354X

ISBN-13: 9781584653547

BodyStories is a e-book that engages the final reader in addition to the intense pupil of anatomy. Thirty-one days of studying classes heighten expertise approximately every one bone and physique procedure and supply self-guided stories. The ebook attracts on Ms. Olsen's thirty years as a dancer and instructor of anatomy to teach how our attitudes and methods to our physique impact us daily. fun and insightful own tales brighten up the textual content and supply methods of operating with the physique for potency and for therapeutic. BodyStories is used as a chief textual content in university dance departments, therapeutic massage faculties, and yoga education courses across the world.

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The vertical* axis measures height, length of the body. Feel the three-dimensional movement of the ribs in breathing. O Repeat standing. * Terminology is relative to standing anatomical position: body erect, arms at sides, palms forward. " The axis is formed from the intersection of the sagittal and coronal planes; the body rotates around the axis and moves through the transverse plane. O Do a movement around your primary horizontal axis, such as a bend from the waist or a summersault. The axis is formed from the intersection of the primary coronal and horizontal planes and the movement occurs through the sagittal plane.

Neurological adaptability increased the potential for survival. The basic characteristic of our species, Homo sapiens (wise man), is the increased capacity of the brain. As all of our systems developed simultaneously with our skeletal-muscular changes, our physiological capabilities were matched by our capacity for three-dimensional thought in the past, present and future. We are able to reflect on where we have been, contemplate where we are, and plan where we are going. This capacity for reflection, planning, and manipulation of our environment brings the responsibility of choice.

Skeleton: anterior view 40 Articulating the bones 15 minutes Lying in constructive rest: Bring your awareness to the bones. Begin moving from this position to articulate each bone in the body. Play the scales of the body, like a musician, and move each bone in sequence from the feet to the head. O Begin with the toes. Continuing with the eyes closed, do a dance of the toes, moving any way that feels good. Let the legs follow the movement, but keep your awareness on the toes. O Begin moving your lower legs; allow your lower legs to move in any way that feels good to them.

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