Lightner Movement™ • Movement Flows/Sequences
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Lightner Movement™ — The Three Movement Flows
1: Ocean Sequence-Earth to Sky Flow™
The Earth to Sky Flow takes you from simplicity to complexity as you flow naturally from maximum contact with the planet to minimum contact. These movement patterns reflect our developmental and evolutionary journey from a single breathing cell to our full upright stature. As you traverse this range you become in touch with many of the underpinnings of lively healthy movement. Through the flow you change, repeat and sustain supported and free shapes creating your unique and personal "asanas". Benefits of this flow range from deep, presence and ease to developing powerful, dynamic, practical strength and flexibility.
"This series of evolutionary metamorphoses is a kind of time-lapse animation of your history, each period still contained and embodied in our structure and in our nature today." David Gorman
"Heredity is nothing but stored environment." Harrod Buhner
2: The Animal Sequence™
This form blends movement principles and shapes from several martial arts, South Indian classical dance, Yoga and a Korean Health sequence. The form evokes an alertness of yourself and the world around you, a kind of lively centering. It is demanding and animated with images to encourage you to use your fullest physical range. Because there is specificity in this form there is an opportunity to use these shapes to systematically bring forth anatomical and movement principles. The form can be used as a daily practice to remind you of balance, freedom, mindfulness and functional strength and flexibility.
"Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, Beauty below me. I'm on the pollen path. Pollen path is the path to the center." traditional
"There is one place in all the Universe that has been made just for you. And it is inside your own feet." Harrod Buhner
3: Patterns of Joy™
The Patterns of Joy™ take you through a series of nine simple shapes/patterns. Each pattern is associated with a perspective that promotes well-being. The movement and gestural patterns are like a physical anchor to each perspective. The practice of these patterns is designed to give you access to these well-being perspectives when you really need them by simply doing the gesture or movement.
"Ourselves, (that is our particular hundreds of millions of years old family line). David Gorman
Horizontal Planes -mesas - I am star dust - life force - part of the universe in the fibres of being
Fluidity - creative force - what is true for me/my response - true self
Lines - clarity - true to self in context of the world
A Pause - Putting down the staff - Here I am, as I am. In the world, as it is.
Spirals - embracing/releasing - healthy inter-being -compassion
Spheres - abundance/gratitude - being with what is rather than what isn't -
Wave Change- chrysalis to butterfly - crests and troughs of life
Suspension - insight - connecting to the matrix of the universe - stillness/silence
Space/Vibration - beyond density - freedom
"A metapattern is a pattern so wide flung that it appears throughout the spectrum of reality: in clouds, rivers, planets, in cells, organisms and ecosystems, art and patterns of patterns" Tyler Volk
Contents copyright © 2007 Babette Lightner, all rights reserved worldwide. “Anatomy of Wholeness” and "Wholeness in Motion" are trademarks of Babette Lightner. The names: “LearningMethods”, “Patterns of Being”, “The Body Moveable”, and “Standing on Top of the World” along with their respective logos are trademarks of David Gorman and are used with permission.
Thank you Suzanne Baker for Photos