by Richard Lamberty
are TWO fundamental body types: Willow and Oak.
types tend to have problems creating enough sense of weight into the
floor and maintaining the posture. They tend to want to move by
pitching the top forward or backward. They can look wobbly and
unstable. On the positive side, they tend to have great flexibility
and lightness of movement.
types tend to have problems creating lightness of movement and tend
to be less flexible. They can look stuck and heavy. On the positive
side, they can easily generate power and they tend to more easily
maintain postural integrity.
people have elements of both types. It is useful to determine your
type so you can know what your natural strengths will be, and what
things you will need to work harder to achieve.
This essay was published in the Dixie Round Dance Council (DRDC) Newsletter, October 2011. Visit Richard and read more at http://rexl.org/.