Saturday, August 28, 2010

The fluidity and resilience of seaweed. The stability and non-reactivity of bamboo. One teacher spoke about letting the hands arch back gently as though the palms were seedlings opening to the sun. Another speaks of cutting through resistance, like water trickling down through rocks. 'Small movements with big effects.' The vivid analogies are powerful.

The title of this blog comes from the old saying, ‘4 ounces deflects 1000 pounds’.

The human body has so many hidden gifts, abilities to perceive, small moves that extend and expand one's reach and impact.