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Awareness of Forearm Bones - Sensing Spiraling

By: Debbie Rosas | Published June 28, 2013

By design the forearm bones spiral over each other. One forearm bone, the ulna, lies on the little finger side of your forearm. The second forearm bone, and the smaller of the two forearm bones, is the radius. This is the bone that spirals over. You find this bone on the thumb side of your forearm.

One cannot help but wonder about the effects of spirals on the art of moving and dancing in a body. I first learned about the power of spirals in Aikido. Coming from a Tae Kwon Do background, linear moving toward conflict was more my training. In Aikido everything is about harmonizing conflict. To master this art, you quickly learn how spirals and circles are the most powerful ways to move energy.

Just look around you at the nu...

Awareness of Elbow - Sensing Precision

By: Debbie Rosas | Published May 31, 2013

Mastering the Sensation of Moving the Elbow Joint

This month we’re exploring the elbow joint, a shallow hinge joint formed by your upper arm bone; the humerus and your two forearm bones; the ulna and radius.
I find the elbow joint to be a part of the body people almost never think about until they experience injury or pain. For me this was true. It wasn’t until I began to study tae kwon do that I even noticed my elbow joint. In the process of learning to deliver powerful hand and arm moves, the elbow became a part of my body I learned to pay attention to, tapping into the body’s natural design to gain relaxed dynamic power by using my body functionally, the way it is designed. Once I mastered the te...

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