Dancing with the Diaphragm
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The diaphragm is the layer of internal muscle that separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity, and it plays a vital role in how we breathe. Given the importance of proper breathing for overall wellbeing, understanding and embodying the function of the diaphragm is essential knowledge.
Participants will be introduced to the functional anatomy of the diaphragm and learn imagery tools to help us notice our breathing. Although Shannon is a dance artist and brings 15 years of experience connecting Franklin Method to western dance techniques, this workshop is designed for a beginner’s mind – anyone who likes to move will benefit from this teaching.
Shannon kicks off this class with a traditional Franklin Method warm up, introducing tools for awareness and increasing sensation of self. We’ll then explore the anatomy and dynamics of this vital muscle, and tune in to how embodiment of the diaphragm influences our balance and mobility. The second half of the webinar focuses on using imagery for the diaphragm to generate dance through guided improvisations. You certainly don’t need to be a dancer to enjoy the awareness and creativity that rise to the surface when practicing this dance of vitality.