You would like to practice eurythmy and use our videos?
Wonderful! A whole field of movement possibilities is available to you through eurythmy.
The videos are there to show you how to activate your inner forces, as an aid to observing and learning from your own experiences. Look at the videos in a quiet moment, and then try to do again what you have seen from memory. Can you repeat the exercises independently, out of your own body intelligence? Notice what effects you experience as you progress through the exercises.
Practice time: how often and how long
Exercising for a small amount of time every day is the best. Start off with a short amount of time, which you can later expand to 20 to 30 minutes. Try to arrange for an undisturbed practice time.
Eurythmy strengthens our body awareness and leads us into a dialogue with our body. If you notice that the exercises do you good and you wish to do them often, we recommend that you do so with care and alternate them with other exercises and activities. As with all things in life, it is important to find the right balance in doing the exercises and not to overdo them.
You will notice that within the videos, there are moments when the screen goes blank and there is a pause. In such pauses between the exercises and at the end, you can learn to pay attention to the life forces. This gives the life body space, the life forces are strengthened, and you connect with your personal potential.
Space and clothing
Support your practice by arranging your practice space with as few distractions as possible. The more peace and calm you have in your surroundings, the better you will be able to focus on your inner perceptions and experiences and lead your movements from there. Arrange everything in such a way that it helps you to perceive yourself in a calm and loving manner and so that you feel uplifted and protected.
For some exercises that involve moving in space, you will need an area without obstructions large enough to walk at least ten steps, with room to also move your arms. A solid surface is best (not deep carpet).
Choose clothing that feels comfortable and which doesn’t hinder you. It is best to wear shoes that enclose your feet and have a nonslip sole, while being flexible enough that you can move them freely and feel the floor. Special eurythmy shoes -- leather or cotton slippers with a rubber sole -- are available through various online and retail outlets.
Eyes open or closed?
If you haven’t done eurythmy before you may wish to close your eyes. Then you usually will be able to experience the inner movements more clearly.
But don’t forget that eurythmy represents a whole, which contains your inner world and the world around you. That is why we usually keep the eyes open with a relaxed, unfocused gaze while doing eurythmy. We simultaneously gaze into ourselves and into the world.
Refrain from using a mirror to see whether you do everything “correctly.” That’s not the point. Work with your inner perception, and recreate yourself anew from within. You have everything you need in yourself!
With which videos shall I begin?
Then progress to the exercises done with copper rods. With these you learn to address different zones in your being and to allow the harmonizing cosmic forces to work on you. That does the body good, helping it to become healthy, vital, and alive. There is one course that demonstrates the six basic rod exercises while standing and then while moving in space.
Then proceed to the videos of the Vowels in Action series. In this course you obtain almost all of the videos contained in The vowels as supporting material. So you may practice and learn at the same time. With each series you do something else for your inner wellbeing and health.
The movements for the consonants B, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, T, W may be found in the course Eurythmy on skis. Here you even learn how they may be applied practically using the example of skiing (in German only).
What if I just want to reduce stress?
If you are less interested in eurythmy, but you want to get a better grip on your everyday life and to reduce stress and exhaustion, then our Action-Based Stress Release (ABSR) course is just right for you. In the course you will learn about the various forms of nervous phenomena, and will practice exercises that address these phenomena in everyday life, complemented by eurythmy exercises. The course is a complete unit in itself.
What if I need more help?
For answers to your questions or for further interest you will find links to eurythmists and eurythmy therapists who may be willing to help you on our Links page. In the event of a therapeutic need or interest we advise you to consult a eurythmy therapist or a doctor.
Have fun and enjoy your discoveries!
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