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The 5 Stages
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Walking
The fifth stage, Walking, is a vertical, mobile, flexible and stable moving architecture. Human-like, walking is the dynamic action
of catching yourself from falling. It involves two integrated actions, a stance and a step, that create the forward motion of an
upright, bi-pedal being.  In this final stage, practice “body gratitude,” noticing the changes that have occurred in your body.
Standing
The fourth stage, Standing, is a stable, vertical, non-traveling architecture. Begin
squatting,
monkey-like, in this stage of waiting and resting, giving the full weight of your body to
your feet. Build strength and flexibility by resting into gravity.
Crawling
Crawling is bear-like, shifting from four pillars of stability to three
pillars of mobility. Crawling releases your rhomboid muscles,
allowing them to free your neck, shoulders, hands and arms.
Creeping
Creeping is lizard-like, integrating the action of opposite sides.  Creeping allows you to sense the
extension of your spine as you look out and straight ahead, using your hands and forearms to move
forward.  As you listen to your body’s way, you will learn to release tension and move in its original state.
Embryonic movement is fishlike.  Rolling on all four sides, you move as if
you are in water, suspended and supported to move freely. Slip into the
pre-verbal state, where you can move without thinking.
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