Download the full “Anatomy of Directing” series, originally posted in the spring of 2016. The published booklet includes chapters, images and exercises.Read More
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Thanks for following along with our Anatomy of Directing series; we hope you found it useful. If you’ve missed some of the posts, you can find them all here. Anyone wishing to better understand how to put the principles of neurodynamics into practice will benefit from a foundational knowledge of anatomy and design….Read More
In our last Anatomy of Directing post, we walked through a few simple knee directing exercises. We also spoke about the leg spirals, and this week, we’d like add one additional exercise that specifically accesses the spirals…Read More
This post is a continuation of last week’s post on the leg spirals and knee directions. The exercises are simple but detailed, and we plan to give you one additional post next week with some more, as again, this one got way too long…Read More
The directions for the knees to go forward and away seems simple enough, at one level. We tighten in the hips and legs and need to release those muscles to let the knees go away from the body (that’s the “forward”) and away from each other (that’s the “away”). And because we are speaking here about an extremity that is associated with visible and voluntary movement, there is no difficulty in identifying where the knees are and where they need to go. The tricky part is that most of us are not aware of how much we tighten and shorten in the hips and legs…Read More
The shoulder girdle acts as a kind of cross-piece for supporting the arms, which are levers for moving the hand. Because the chest is rather wide, we might assume that the rib cage is wide at the shoulders as well, and that the shoulders somehow hang from the rib cage. Surprisingly, the upper rib cage is very narrow, and it is the shoulder girdle itself, and all the muscles attaching to the shoulder girdle and upper arm, that give breadth to the upper torso…Read More