Believed to be incarnations of particularly wise people, this element represents embodied knowledge. Instinct, intuition. The snake represents movement, and movement represents life. What does not move, does not vibrate, does not exist. The snake is cold-blooded and must be energized (heated up). We do this by moving it.
Most dance is to celebrate, and or reflect life. Therefore we move the spine.
The spine has 7 levels of isolation in the Talawa Technique. This exercise gives you contact with these 7 levels and allows you to access these in various ways. Often the size of an isolation, spiral or circle but rather which isolation is accessed.
Standing Pelvic Rocks trains the coordination between hips and feet. It strengthens the hip and trains the body to move the hips from beneath rather than trying to do it using the back (lifting from above). Grounding is a technique that comes from linking hips and feet. This exercise in its sitting and standing variations trains this quality
This exercise connects the various levels of the snake and allows you to isolate through flow. Placing the hands on the body helps awareness of how the isolations are sensated and placed.
This exercise trains hip initiated leans, falls and recovery as well as connections in the body
UNHINGED NR 5
MAMBAS & COOBRAS
“BIG WINE” EXERCISE