"The main idea is that locomotion is an activity, which takes precedence to all other activities. The individuals of a species must move in order to survive and enjoy vital bodily freedom." – Serge Gracovetzky, "The Spinal Engine"
This workshop will give an in-depth look into the complex architecture and dynamics of the spine. The poly-articular and curved constitution of the spine and its evolution in the gravitational field, strongly suggests a structure that is developed to be constantly oscillating. We will work towards the cultivation of a subtle, tri-axial and undulatory moving spine that lowers stress and friction between articular surfaces, better distributes impact and reduces injury in the body. The journey goes on exploring the spine as an engine that virtuously generates and recycles kinetic energy to improve coordination in daily life such as walking, increase athletic movement potential and inspire our movement research with an alive and integrated spine.Kira Kirsch