The grand movement perspective for our highly visual world

Pull apart or pull together, separate from or relate to each other. The cards help bring the elusive patterns of Somatic Education to light. Studying and working with the highly complex lessons just got easier.

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The light of lesson studycards

In ancient times stories served as teachings, and they have been told from men to men, always in person. Lessons of Somatic Education have been told in this way too, for decades: a master gathered his students and taught them in person. However, times began to change and gradually we slipped into the digital age, with the beauty of audio and visual design, but also to such extreme ends as self isolation and social distancing. My question is: how do our narratives adapt? How can our textbooks and way of outlining lessons reflect, adapt to, and make use of the technological and social advancements?

Studycards catalog

BETA release

twistside-sitting

Twist to the left in side-sitting (part 1)

twistside-sitting

Twist to the left in side-sitting (part 2)

reachingtwistneck/shouldersupinesitting

Reaching like a skeleton

flexionsupine

The shoulder girdle in relation to the pelvic girdle

flexionsupinesitting

Lifting the head, elbows towards knees

flexionsupine

Lifting the head towards the right knee

extensionflexionpronesupine

Lifting the head in supine and prone position

extensionprone

Lifting the head straight up to look at the heels

extensionprone

Lifting the head straight up to look at the heels (L/R)

extensionskewerprone

The extensors of the back

hip-jointstwistsupineside-sitting

Exploring the hip-joints by circles of the legs

hip-jointstwistsupineside-sitting

Exploring the hip-joints by circles of the legs (L/R)

hip-jointsextensionsupinesitting

Pulling a knee closer while arching the back

eyessupine

Resting your eyes and rolling your hands

neck/shoulderflexionextensionsupinepelvis-liftedkneelingknee-standsitting90/90-arms

Twisting the shoulder girdle, arms in right angles

chest-mobilityhip-jointsrollingsupineprone

Rolling while holding the ankles

breathingchest-mobilitypronesupineall-foursknee-standsquatting

Contracting the abdomen while breathing out

twisthip-jointsprone

The relationship of the hip joints to the neck and arms

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Release notes from Alfons

I have a total of about 18 lessons to be published here in the upcoming weeks and months as a first batch. I then plan to add 1-2 new lessons per month. This website might be changed in functionality and appearance frequently, until the cards seem to be sufficiently satisfying to work with. I will post news and updates on Patreon.

The cards are an ongoing experiment of mine, to inquire into how lessons of Somatic Education could be described… much like musical notes on paper are for describing music. Please be reminded that such notes are not the actual music.

Furthermore, this is a work in progress. I might improve the text on any card at any time, replace or add cards to any lesson, and/or update the fotos with better versions.