THE 5-PHASE PHYSICAL WARM UP


 


THE 5-PHASE PHYSICAL WARM UP THAT STARTS EACH SESSION

Each LAB session runs 2-3 hours and starts with a 5-phase 30-minute PHYSICAL WARM UP CYCLE, with each phase defined by meeting a specific physical objective in your own way: 1) STILLNESS, 2) FLEXING THE SPINE, 3) CORE, 4) STRETCHING and 5) HEAT. Each phase lasts approx 6 minutes. Each objective is met in your own way; nobody shows you or tells you how to do them. THE PHYSICAL WARM UP CYCLE is done in alone in one's personal warm-up area. Watch video clip above for demonstration.

The overall objective of the Physical Warm-Up is feeling the body deeply through:

1) STILLNESS
any posture allowing physical inaction and meditation to relax the thinking mind;

2) FLEXING THE SPINE
any process rendering the spine more flexible; this stimulates the nervous
systems for more direct passage of signals between the brain and the muscles

3) WORKING THE CORE
working the abdominal region to bring more heat and energy there
(yoga, Pilates, crunches, etc)

4) STRETCHING THE MUSCLES
breathing into the muscles while stretching; to locate and stretch into
“numb” areas; to keep feeling the body deeply by stretching the muscles

5) GENERATING HEAT
any movements, within one’s personal area, that generate enough heat to break
a sweat; to move in ways that contain, not disperse, body heat

 

-- Antero Alli, director
ParaTheatrical ReSearch

antero@paratheatrical.com

 

 

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