Human Movement Conference
Bathing the Bones: An Introduction to Continuum
Continuum is “moving medicine”. It is a movement and life practice originated by Emilie Conrad that uses breath, sound and movement to awaken our innate, primal movement. Emilie Conrad taught that all fluids are basically one element, resonating with all other fluids. They function as a kind of umbilical cord supplying us with the pulsing undulations of life. Continuum movement increases flexibility, motility, wellbeing, creativity, innovation, adaptability and vitality.
The human body, like earth, is 70% water. Our movement patterns have origins in the sea. As journey-ers on an evolutionary pathway, our bodies harbor the memory, and the potential, for free, unconstrained movement. Yet, we tend to move our bodies for function, in response to external demands that can deplete and “shrink” us. Connecting to the fluid system offers levels of nourishment, liberation and healing that restore, youthfulness, playfulness and ease.
This introduction to the Continuum will weave breath and sound together with movement sequences to invite free-flowing, organic movement. Continuum is a wonderful self care practice for healers and therapists. It restores fluidity to the body after injury and when life demands compromise us. Bringing fluid movement into other movement practices can increase their potential for healing, strengthening and diversifying movement range.