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The sequence of sounds in the sacred word Halleluiah are used to purify yourself, the room you are standing in, and the realms of space, as far and wide as you can spread. Use this to spread blessing into the world.
Here you will find some of our most common eurythmy exercises offered as an independent lesson. These include lessons such as Threefold Walking, Contraction-Expansion, as well as some of the basic rod exercises and spatial forms. They also include several of the most common vowel and consonant meditations, as well as exercises for health and well-being.
In our eurythmy practice, we learn to center ourselves in our heart chakra as we walk. We learn to feel as if the heart shines with sun-gold. At the same time we imagine a crown of light on our head and power in the legs. We walk with the graceful control of water-bearers as we move through the world with ease and elegance. At the same time, this exercise is profoundly health-bringing, as it stimulates deep harmonies in our breath and pulse.
Seedtime and harvest, summer and winter, day and night, life and death: all these polarities are the backdrop of our life. We live in a never-ending pulsation of creation that moves between infinity and the centerpoint, eternity and the present. Every living system bears this rhythm in itself. When we practice this in eurythmy, we learn to understand this with our whole body. We learn to access the true sources of health for our body, soul and spirit.
U (oo): The Vowel of Roots and Grounding
The D is the consonant of firm grounding. With the power of the D, the Creator separated the world of gravity from the light-filled realms above. In our human body, we carry these polarities in feet and heads: the D helps us feel strengthened in our legs, while clear in our heads.
The M is a force that permeates all of creation with warmth, love and presence. In M we can feel a gesture that exhales into space, breathing out, filling the world living breath. This is wonderful for people who need to let go of tension and release.
The R expresses the unbounded freedom of the air element. It moves like a mighty wind through the world creating dynamic and changing relationships. In R we discover forces of renewal that lead us to rejuvenations and rebirth. It also moves through the stuck places of our body.
Develop precision and spatial orientation
This exercise is extremely simple yet demanding, because it demands that you work with full presence. It is designed to train the body to experience the qualitative differences between the different directions of space. The movements also cross the vertical and horizontal body midlines repeatedly, and are especially challenging and transformative for people with spatial challenges such as dyslexia.
Strengthen the health of your rhythmic center
Our chest houses the very important rhythmic processes of our breathing and the pulsing of our blood. Both of these need to be in vibrant health for us to move through the world in mindful presence and in love. This exercise melts the figurative armor that we have built around our chest and supports us to breathe deeply as we move through life.
A fun way to open your back space!
Eurythmists love this exercise, because we learn to drop the rods behind our heads and catch them in our back. As we learn how easy this can be, we open our back space and become beautifully conscious and comfortable in the invisible dimensions of space!