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Becoming refreshed

The play of forces of the R-gesture

The exercise "Swimming against the stream” is the exact opposite of “Swimming with the stream.” The current that carries us backwards from below and forwards above is contrary to the natural movement of the upper and lower system.

It is similar to sitting in a river and moving one’s hand or a stick against the current, and thereby feeling its power. The hand is shaken, while the water bubbles and becomes aerated and enlivened. One enjoys doing this. This comes close to the gesture that expresses the sound R in eurythmy. Practicing an R in this manner is palpably refreshing.

Soon it is no longer necessary to control the movement through conscious manipulation (muscle tone, arm position, or spreading of the fingers). One stands, replacing the manipulation with the joy of doing the L or R movement, and starts. The movement takes place almost by itself, as one goes along and enjoys it. The body of formative life forces, the etheric body, understands my thoughts. Etheric body and thinking are one!

Note: This movement sequence is naturally not the whole R gesture, which lives in the polarity of condensing and expanding. That R is an active movement against the stream, which can be seen through the active colors of the eurythmy figure: condensing in the lower stream, as red movement, releasing in the upper stream, as yellow veil.

B07_der_untere_Mensch_-_ein_Energieb_ndel_Thumbnail.jpgA course of seven videos on the upper and lower system in the human being and their effects on our body, our movement, and our self-consciousness.

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In the handout you will find transcripts of the video segments. In addition, the handout contains the chapters

  • I am two
  • Spirit and body - two sides of the same coin
  • Consciously moving the ether

These basics are so important that we make them available for free.

You can simply look at the first five modules. We show you that you don't really have to do much to allow your body to pull you forwards or bring you back. You also see the application of this in eurythmy and gain an understanding how the sound gestures relate to the human being's inner forces and how they function.

In the last modules we go two steps further. We show how the astral body can play with the upper and lower system in the video "Curving around the room." Elementary functions of the I are shown in the video "Being in front - being behind." To gain access to these modules we ask you to buy the course for 0 Euro or a voluntary amount.