Join this exploration of the biomechanics and beauty of walking! This series offers a study of gait mechanics with a focus on joint congruency and force transmission. Guided by information in the Axis Syllabus, these classes will invite participants into an embodied exploration of anatomy with the goal of informed choice-making for their moving bodies.
Each class, we will hone in on a different part of the body, explore its anatomical structure, and analyze its role in walking.
Nov 17 ~ FEET: laying and launching foundations
Nov 24 ~ KNEES: complex donuts
Dec 1 ~ HIPS and SHOULDERS: arcing grace
Dec 8 ~ SPINE: progressive waves
Dec 15 ~ the WHOLE: flowing forces
Classes will include:
– guided investigation of gait mechanics with the use of theory, anatomical images & models
– embodied explorations solo and as a group, bringing the theoretical investigation into relation with our unique structures
– movement motifs/phrases/choreography to further embodied exploration
– dancing to music together
Scientific studies continue to indicate that walking is one of the most beneficial exercises for our brains and maintenance of cognitive health as we age. This activity is so fundamental to our lives… Do you take time to think about how you walk? Our gait patterning forms a strong underlying base for all of our other movement patterns. Chronic pain can also be linked to our walking habits. Many indications signal the importance of examining this truly elaborate feat, seeming mundane, but rather miraculous.
Claire is a teacher candidate with the Axis Syllabus International Research Meshwork.
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