Happy New Year.
Nancy is telling me that she is spending time with the practice in the chair and I would like to encourage you to do this by refreshing some of things you already know and adding more information about the 19 Connections of Unity In Motion.
The practice in the chair is essential because seated we can define a clear sense of centering within the seated bones and therefore clearly define the foundation from which the symmetry of the whole Matrix of Balance comes into being.
Of course the Foundation also involves the legs that in the chair can be aligned so that the right and left are clearly balanced in their placement, assisting the entire body in its connection to the chair and to the floor.
When practicing in the chair it is important to remember that you need to find a perfect chair that will support you at a specific height so that you feel elevated and balanced as you start the practice. If the chair is not a perfect height you could use a pillow to assist you.
Also as you start the practice remember that the movements are not exercises. They are movements of unity that facilitate your awareness of centering and the relationship of the 19 centerings of the skeleton. - The Matrix of Balance.
With this understanding the practice is essential in the sense that it is helping you to develop and experience the expansion of the entire body as it relates to three-dimensional space.
In the last seminar we spent time learning the 19 Connections as they exist within the Matrix of Balance.
Remember that we can define all these Connections by starting with the Diamond of Central Crown, the Sphere of Heaven and the Arc of Infinity.
I would like to go through all of them to express their individual purpose and their function in relation to the balance of the entire body .
The First Trinity of Connections: The Diamond of Central Crown, The Sphere of Heaven, The Arc of Infinity
The Diamond of Central Crown expresses the union between two centers: The Center of Head on top of the Atlas within the spinal column and the Crown.
This Connection begins in Foundation and ascends through the Seven Centers to define as Central Crown the inner extension of the whole spinal column. In this specific extension the whole length of the neck, torso and lower back are revealed.
Remember that this Connection is first expressed within the Fountain of Life as it comes into being through the Path of Balance coming from the Moving Connection of God's Heart.
The Sphere of Heaven - is a sphere that expresses the release of the thoracic area of the spinal column as it also facilitates the right and left expansion of the chest. Within the practice of the form, this Connection first comes into being from the Connection of Expansion as the Path of Balance encircles the heart. And later through the Path of Above The Crown initiated from the Connection of Horizon.
The Arc of Infinity - expresses the full extension of the whole spinal column at the same time defining the diagonal connections within the Matrix of Balance.
This Connection comes into being in through the path of Infinity's Gate.
These three different Connections: Central Crown, Heaven and Infinity express three different forms of extension of the whole spinal column.
Central Crown is an inner extension of the whole spine.
Heaven is an expansion of the heart - the chest - that facilitates the whole arc within spine and the
Infinity expresses the whole extension that engages the relationships of the diagonals between the head and shoulders and the shoulders and pelvic girdle.
Remember that the diagonals are very important because they unify the symmetrical and asymmetrical relationship existing within the Matrix of Balance.
I hope that this is not complex to visualize because the differences between these three forms of extension of the spine helps to facilitate a mental symbol of the matrix that; as it becomes accurate with the experience of the definition of the Connections, becomes the conceptual component that corresponds to the physical experience of Unity.
The Second Trinity of Connections: The Sphere of Moon, The Diamond of Suspeded Diamond and the Arc of Horizon.
The these three Connections define the opening of the third Center within the Seven Centers that express the central line of the Matrix - Self Equilibrium.
The Sphere of Moon expresses the natural expansion of the chest and the natural release of the thoracic vertebrae of the spinal column.
The sphere acts as a foundation from which we then can clearly experience the length of the neck and the release of the cervical vertebrae.
Within the practice of the Form, Moon first comes into being though the Path of Gradational Unfolding as it ascends from Foundation.
Diamond of Suspended Diamond. The Suspended Diamond Expresses the Natural polarity between right and left at the level of true side from which the three-dimensional release of the neck is revealed. This Connection comes into being though the Path of Ascending Through Centers initiated in Foundation. Remember that this Path becomes, at the level of the Delicate Heart, an Unfolding Wave leading us to Suspended Diamond.
Arc of Horizon. This Arc express the release extension of the torso as it culminates in the definition of the three horizontal planes expressing the centering of the head, the centering of the shoulder girdle and arms and the centering of the pelvic girdle and legs as they are balanced in the chair and through the floor.
These definitions of the three horizontal planes within the skeleton express the unity of the sagittal plane unifying the whole length of the body from which - again - the centralization of the throat at the center of the neck is clearly perceived.
We arrive to this Connection of Horizon from the Path of Gradational unfolding initiated in Foundation .
The Third Trinity of Connections: The Sphere of Sun, The Arc of Expansion and The Diamond of Moving Heartexpress the centralization of the chest - The center of the heart-.
The Sphere of Sun is the largest sphere that the body can define without creating pressure upon the Spinal Column.
This sphere expresses the balance between the three centers above :Throat, Head and Crown and the three centers below: Solar Plexus, Pelvis, Pelvic Floor. It is at the level of True Side and unifies the balance between the length and width of the body expressing spherical expansion.
This sphere comes into being through the Path within the Spherical Mandala in which the Sphere of Heaven keeps enlarging its until it touches Sun from which it diminishes in size until arrives to Earth.
The second Connection, The Arc of Expansion expresses Boundless Feeling and is the full expansion of the Chest. It first comes into being through the Path of Balance descending from Infinity in the Outer Mandala..
It is important, as you define these two Connections in the chair, to spend time finding the difference between the two forms of extension. Remember that these extensions of Sun and Expansion do not only occur in your arms butf involve the whole upper torso releasing the whole spinal column as it connects to the pelvis and legs.
The third Connection within this triad is the Diamond of Moving Heart. This Connection expresses a slight inner arc of the spine and the awareness of how the three Centers above correspond to the three Centers below.
This Connection comes into being in the Movement of The Fountain of Life as you encircle the diamond of Central Crown arriving to Moving Heart.
In the Practice, when you open again to Central Crown, remember that you are ascending internally from Foundation as you ascend again to Central Crown through the three curvatures of the spinal column.
The Fourth Trinity: defines three diamonds: Diamond of Central Heart, Diamond of Self, Diamond of Delicate Heart
These next three Connections are the center of the Matrix of Balance and express the centering of the solar plexus and the center of natural extension within the whole of the spinal column.
The Diamond of Central Heart is your definition of the "Center of Space”and the union between two Centers: The Center of the Chest and the Center of the Solar Plexus.This Connection comes into being through the path of Ascending through Centers from which it descends to Foundation through Descending Ascending Wave.
The second diamond is the Connection of Self expressing your connection via the center of space to “spherical expansion”.
This Connection comes into being in the movement The Fountain of Life as the Releasing Wave brings you from Central Crown to Self.
The third diamond is the Connection of Delicate Heart. Reflecting its name, this is a delicate connection as it is what allows you to ascend through the spine, without pushing back, as you ascend to Infinity though the Path of Infinity's Gate .
In these three Connections it is important for you to discover their differences in relation to placement, alignment and relationship to three-dimensional space:
In Central Heart you are defining the Center of Space.
In Self you are defining the center of Spherical Expansion.
And in the Delicate Heart you are defining the point of unity between above and below within the spinal column at the level of the 10th thoracic vertebrae.
In the Fifth Trinity of Connections we are returning to define the forms of diamond, sphere and arc: The Diamond of Foundation, The Sphere of Earth and the Arc of Crown.
The Diamond of Foundation unifies two Centers simultaneously: The center of the Pelvic Girdle and Legs and the Center that is the Pelvic Floor. This Diamond has the form of a small sphere within the hands and expresses an inner arc within the spinal column .
This Diamond is first encountered after the O Point completion of the Fountain of Life Movement in which the Path of Balance leads from Foundation to Crown as the beginning of the Unity In Motion Movement.
The Second Connection in this triad is The Sphere of Earth The Connection describes an inner arc of the spine and is the centralization of the Head and Crown as they correspond via the inner arc to Foundation - pelvis and pelvic floor .
This Connection is first encountered as part of the Inflowing Wave of the Unity In Motion Movement.
The third Connection is the Arc of Crown. It comes into being in the Movement called Unity in Motion as the arms unfold the Outflowing Wave.This Connection of Crown mirrors the natural vertical extension of the whole spine.
Remember that within the practice of the Form, the movement of the Inflowing Wave descends from the vertical extension of Crown to the inner arc of Foundation and back through the Outflowing Wave to Crown, whereby through the Path of Balance we ascend once again through the seven centers to the vertical extension of Crown .
The Sixth Trinity of Connections are: The Diamond of Suspended Balance expressing the forward release of the spine, The “Diamond - Sphere " of Touching Balance and the Arc of Infinity existing within the Connection of Inner-Outer Balance .
The 19th Connection is 0 Point Balance. As you know 0 Point Balance is the definition of the Matrix which is the balance of forces and directions that suspends the whole body in three-dimensional motion. 0 Point is the beginning and the completion of the study of Unity in Motion. The whole study is designed, through an ever-clearer definition of O Point, to bring us to the experience of being connected and directed by the natural momentum that is Universal Balance.
TO BE CONTINUED..........