Daily Lessons

 I have recorded two themes for you:

4 Corners of the Foot - increasing contact with the floor

Edges of the Body: The process is deeply relaxing. Learning the edges increases ease of turning and feeling of being centred.

These explorations can inspire you to think how you can apply them to other situations. 

 How to use these lessons. Rounding has three lessons, and 4 Corners has four lessons. You could do the three Rounding lessons in three days, followed by the four 4 Corners lessons. Or, you could alternate.

In seven days you will have a very new sense of your balance and comfort.

4 Corners of the Foot.
These lessons are done on one side. You can repeat the lesson on the other side, substituting the words "left" for "right".
foot Lesson 1: Sitting. Discovering four points of the foot while sitting.

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Lesson 2: Reaching (lying down, under a blanket): Discover how sensing each four corner changes when there is a blanket on the leg. How this helps to clarify the connection with the knee and hip.

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Lesson 3. Foot turned outward (standing). In standing the sense of the 4 corners, and how, through slowly turning the foot outward changes the contact.

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Lesson 4. One Leg up. Many activities require balancing on one foot, for various lengths of time. (this includes climbing stairs). The 4-corner model is ideally suited to help the system improve.

In the lesson, you stand with the raised leg resting on a chair.

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Rounded Edges

This series investigates the edges -- how we can change our perception of the edges, and thus move more easily. Two possibilities are offered, one in peeling (bringing an edge slightly forward), and rounding (rounding an edge toward the floor). Standing is an important intention -- so an additional recordings shows how the experience can be done in standing.

rounded edges    Lesson 1. On the back,rounding the edges of the left side of the body. When standing, you will notice differences in balance and ease in looking around yourself.

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Lesson 2. On the back, peeling the edges of the right side of the body. When standing, you will notice differences in balance and ease in looking around yourself.

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Lesson 3. Standing, rounding the edges of the body (left side). This shows how the function can be used in standing.

Variations:

• do the lesson with the peeling concept.

• do the lesson (either peeling or rounding) bent over.

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