THE 5-PHASE PHYSICAL WARM UP
The above video demonstrates what typically occurs in the
first hour of a 3-hour session: 1) 5 phase physical warm-up
2) Non-directional jogging 3) No-Form practice
4) Conscious projection/sourcing.
The Heat phase of the warm-up (from "dreambody/earthbody" lab/video)
Each Paratheatre session starts with a 5-phase 30-minute PHYSICAL WARM UP CYCLE, with each phase defined by a 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 6 minutes. THE PHYSICAL WARM UP CYCLE is done in alone in one's personal warm-up area.
The overall objective of the Physical Warm-Up is feeling the body deeply through:
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 ones personal area, that generate enough heat to break
a sweat; to move in ways that contain, not disperse, body heat
After executing the warm-up, paratheatre trigger methods can be applied.
-- Antero Alli, director
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