Kinesphere

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She has eyes in the back of her head.’

Have yourself a walk-about, and travel as if you did indeed have eyes in the back of your head. Notice what this thinking does for your inclusive awareness. Cultivation of one’s kinesphere* is integral to utilizing the Alexander Technique, and OSU’s AT class recently did so with a practice I call ‘Find Your Six.’

Include the six directions in your thinking as you move through the day: Below, Above, Beside, Beside, Before, Behind. Or, you could call the six directions: Earth, Sky, East, West, North, South.

*kinesphere: the sphere around the body easily reached while standing, and that moves with the person’s trace-form in space, (trace-form being the spatial consequences of our movement), as defined by movement theorist, Rudolf Laban.

3 thoughts on “Kinesphere

  1. Cheryl Capaldo Traylor November 13, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    What a wonderful exploration. I’m going to do try this on my next walk–today. Also off to research kinesphere…

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      • Cheryl Capaldo Traylor November 15, 2019 / 2:41 pm

        It was 24 here, but very sunny. It was a crisp, enjoyable walk. And I did think about having eyes in the back of my head. Different perspective.

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