1. THE VERTICAL
On an unstable and firm surface observe how you can vary the alignment of your body and regulate its stability from your support tripods.
Put a bag of rice on your crown and feel its weight on the skull and how it responds to that “compression” with a subtle impulse that you send thanks to the ground.
Draw a clear line in the depth of your body that relates top to bottom.
Organize around her.
Play with the intensity with which you straighten up to find the most effective way for you.
2. WORKS THE PLANTAR SUPPORT
With the feet as parallel as possible , put a soft foam ball (or two pieces of sponge) under each planting vault. You can place it very slightly inwards, as if supporting the inner arch of the foot, which is the most pronounced.
Hollow the plantar vaults so as not to crush the foam.
Then try two simultaneous actions: hollow the vault while keeping a push towards the ground with each point of the tripod.
3. SIGHT AND BALANCE
Unfold a long ribbon on the floor in front of you (it is also possible to follow the line of the tiles or the parquet, or trace it with the imagination).
Then walk on it as if you were a tightrope walker , respecting it as best you can, and at every step you put your feet carefully aligned to the front.
Walk the line forward and then walk backward. There is no risk of falling, so look at the use you make of your supports . You can use the arms (and even a light umbrella) to balance yourself better. That way you can “palpate” the direction upwards more clearly and also anchor yourself to it.
4. TEST YOUR SUPPORTS
In situations of balance (crossing a river of stone in stone, dodging puddles, descending a steep mountain) use your tools: the look, the quiet breathing, the pelvic floor, the counterweights, the directions of space … but above all take care your supports and do not abandon one until the next one is installed.
5. EMPÚJATE FROM YOUR SUPPORTS
On a sliding silk fabric, press with your foot supported as in the photo.
Orient the thrust of your supports towards the ground to modify your trajectory.
6. ANCHOR IN YOUR SUPPORTS
Face down on a sliding blanket or skateboard, bend the knees and cross the ankles so as not to support the feet.
Use the floor with the help of your hands and establish through them a firm anchor from which to move moving elbows and shoulders.
7. ACTION AND REACTION
Start by feeling your feet and get organized to let the weight of the body fall passively on them.
As you feel that weight fill your feet, gently cup the vaults and actively project each of the points of the tripod plant into the soil, as if taking root.
Feel the difference between “letting yourself fall on your feet” and “erecting yourself from your supports”.
Notice how the active use of your supports straightens and aligns your body and joints. On one foot, observe how the conscious and active use of your supports influences your joints.
With the practice you will be able to dose this action (it is enough with very little but you can do it very marked in your first experiences).
8. KNOW HOW TO FLOW
Attentive and reactive supports allow responding to the changing needs of activities that involve balance, such as the simple fact of standing or walking.
Walk as if you kissed the earth with your supports.
9. SIDE BY SIDE
Sitting on a stool , feel the space between your eyes, your ears, your ischia, your knees, your feet … gently extends the chest to the armpits to inspire.
With your arms gently deployed reach the space to your left with your left side, pushing from your right tripod.
10. THE 6 DIRECTIONS
With one knee and one foot supported diagonally, move in several directions from your supports without losing them.
Explore the space with your shoulders , arms, hands, gaze.
Observe how each direction is supported deepening towards the ground in the opposite direction.