THE EURYTHMYONLINE SHORT SERIES WEBINARS ARE 4-WEEK ONLINE MODULES, WITH CAREFULLY CHOSEN THEMES TO HELP YOU BUILD YOUR OWN PERSONAL EURYTHMY PRACTICE.
OUR FIRST TWO BLOCKS FOCUSED ON EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
NOW, THE NEXT STEP IN THE EURYTHMY CURRICULUM WILL BE A SERIES OF PRACTICES DONE WITH COPPER RODS, WHICH WILL FURTHER DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE. THESE ARE PART OF MY DAILY EURYTHMY PRACTICE. I USE THEM TO KEEP ME EURYTHMICALLY FIT AND ATTUNED.
AND: THEY ARE FUN!
ABOUT ROD EXERCISES
EURYTHMY, AS A MOVEMENT MEDITATION, SUPPORTS THE WAY THAT YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL LIVE IN YOUR BODY.
WITH THE ROD EXERCISES, WE CONTINUE WITH SOME FUN AND LIVELY EXERCISES THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF THE EURYTHMY SINCE ITS BEGINNING.
THIS BLOCK OF EXERCISES WILL FOCUS ON THE FOUR PRIMARY ROD EXERCISES.
THESE AWAKEN AND ENLIVEN US ON THE FOUR LEVELS OF THE PHYSICAL BODY, THE ETHERIC OR LIFE-BODY, THE ASTRAL OR SOUL-BODY, AND THE SENSE OF SPIRIT IN SPACE.
YOUR ROD WORK WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP A VERY AWAKE SENSE OF SPACE AND MOVEMENT, AND DEVELOP YOUR AGILITY IN YOUR HANDS AND FINGERS. THESE ALL AIM TO DEVELOP AGILITY AND CONFIDENCE IN MOVEMENT.
EURYTHMY TEACHERS HAVE DEVELOPED DOZENS OF OTHER ROD EXERCISES OVER THE YEARS, AND I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO LEARN SOME OF THEM AS YOU PROGRESS.
COPPER IS USED IN THE EURYTHMY PRACTICE BECAUSE IT IS AN EXCELLENT CONDUCTOR OF HEAT, AND WARMS UP QUICKLY WHEN USED. MOST PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IT AS A VERY COMFORTING AND FRIENDLY METAL TO WORK WITH.
COPPER CORRESPONDS TO THE PLANET VENUS: WE COULD SAY THAT VENUS MANIFESTS IN THE MINERAL REALM THROUGH COPPER. (IRON, IN CONTRAST, CORRESPONDS TO MARS. IT FEELS HARD AND UNYIELDING. THE SUN METAL GOLD, ON THE OTHER IS EXQUISITELY AGREEABLE TO THE TOUCH.)
HOW CAN I GET A COPPER ROD?
(AND IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE SOMETHING ELSE?)
THE SIMPLEST WAY TO GET A COPPER ROD IS TO GO TO YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND PURCHASE A 33 INCH PIECE OF ½ INCH HOLLOW COPPER PLUMBING PIPE. BUY TWO RUBBER CAPS AS WELL, TO PUT ON THE ENDS OF THE ROD. THE EXACT LENGTH OF THE ROD MIGHT VARY A BIT: YOUR PERSONAL ROD SHOULD BE EXACTLY ONE HALF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR FINGERTIPS WHEN YOU STRETCH OUT YOUR ARMS TO THE SIDES. IF YOU ARE WORKING IN A CLASS, HOWEVER, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE SAME 33-INCH ROD.
YOU CAN CARE FOR YOUR COPPER ROD BY POLISHING IT WITH COPPER POLISH OR WITH LEMON AND SALT.
BUT: WHAT IF YOU SIMPLY CAN’T GET A ROD? IT IS POSSIBLE TO USE A WOODEN DOWEL OF THE SAME SIZE, IF YOU SIMPLY CAN’T GET A COPPER ROD RIGHT AWAY!
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