Fluid being

Accept & Flow

Being stiff, rigid – condense, is not the best idea in most situations.
In this model, we are not using kinetic energy. We often try to resist it or even fight it.

It’s much more effective to accept and flow with energy.
A liquid body can surf on waves of kinetic energy, accumulating speed and power, which is then used as a pendulum, catapult, whip, etc. 

Firstly, we harmonise and synchronise with our kinetic energy, then flow with others.

We need to harness the inner feeling (kinesthesia & proprioception) to use kinetic energy.

 

The Fluid body can roll on broken glass…

 

What is bodywave?

 

The bodywave – the flow of kinetic energy works either for you or against you. 

Quite often, we create a solid ‘robotics’ structure when moving in a specific direction. However, this solid structure paralyses us and does not allow us to move smoothly in different directions. To break down this chain of solid structures, we have to develop a liquid power, which opens us up to new dimensions of movement. 

 

Flow or Crystalise

Ageing is a process of crystallising the body… Bodywave flowing across your body mechanically disturbs your crystallised tissue and makes it smoother.

 

Flow or Crystallise

 

How does a wave relax tissue?

What would happen if I waved this towel…?
The towel doesn’t stay anymore.
The Wave breaks down tension.
Therefore if you have 
a stiff neck, you subconsciously wave it.
How would
a proper bodywave workout improve your body?
Wouldn’t you, too, like to be more relaxed & fluid..?

 

Flow and Uplift

A healthy body is relaxed and soft and can flow like water. However, it does not passively hang on the skeleton like jellyfish or melting ice cream!

You acted upon by two main forces:
Gravity pulls you down, and Fire uplifts you up.
So you can expand like fire.

You automatically uplift to your optimum balance point by flowing up like fire.

This inner fire is known as Yang energy, Chi or Ki, Kundalini… In Slavic Veda, we called Zhiva or Život.

 

Liquid mind

The quality of the body is just a reflection of the quality of the mind.
The liquid mind is in the present – it has no plan.
It doesn’t resist – it flows with everything.

 

Related blogs:

Uplifting Energy
Accept or Resist
Active and Passive Movements
Focused & Expanded Awareness /Attention
The flow of balance
Vital posture – be like Fire
The List of Aspects

 

The kinetic energy in the human body

I still remember how my grandma used to push me in the swing. She used to swing me for hours… She was tireless, and now I understand why: she had a feeling for when to push me at the right moment – in harmony with kinetic energy – efficiently – with a tiny amount of energy. Her touch was so soft.. yet energy built, and I would swing higher and higher.
Finally, I freed myself – I learned to use my kinetic energy (shifting weight at the right time – to harmonise with the pendulum.
The p
endulum is a really interesting energy which deserves our focus…

Kinetic energy, without the influence of any other power, flows straight. If another power is involved, it can start to oscillate between forces. During oscillation, kinetic energy transforms into potential energy.

Potential energy doesn’t need to flow straight back, and the potential energy can be used later – as stored energy (e.g. if you stay on the top of the U ramp or a skier on top of the hill).
The pendulum is an efficient way of moving mass with a small amount of energy.
To keep the pendulum moving, we need to compensate for the energy lost by friction.

This energy helps us stepstand uppullpush or throw.

Kinetic/potential energy helps us to measure time (e.g. clock, watch), or it can crash (e.g. battering ram, demolition machine, punch, kick, body-check )…

We can also use a natural pendulum to generate electricity (wave power; oscillate: wind – gravitation) or a winding spring (self-winding watch; oscillate: gravitation – energy from hand movement).
Pendulum movement can also increase our vital energy.

 

How does the pendulum force affect the human body?
Many waves of potential & kinetic energies flow through our bodies. All these energies influence each other. If we move dynamically, a big storm of kinetic waves can flow across each other.

The energy can synergise or eliminate itself.

The same occurs with our muscle power: it can prevail & absorb kinetic/potential energy, or we can surf on that energy.

 

How you work with kinetic energy greatly influences the efficiency of your movements. Your body can create a waving noise or a waving symphony.

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of pendulum energy is flowing through us?
1. swinging pendulum – (e.g. arms,  battering ram)
2. staying pendulum – metronome (e.g. walking body, U ramp)


3. rotating pendulum (e.g. hips/chest rotation, spring in a watch)
4. bouncing pendulum (e.g. up-down oscillation in knees, spring oscillator, sea wave)
5. elastic pendulum (e.g. Achilles tendon during jumping, bowl)

 

Passive (inanimate objects) have a trajectory of oscillation that is predetermined.
We, as humans, are active objects – we have a free choice of moving with our:
a) pivot point (elbow, shoulder, hips, legs),
b) centre of balance (e.g. knees, hips, chest & head),
c) joints (shoulder, elbows, chest, hips etc.) – can be relaxed or fixed (solid) (elbows, knees).
Manipulation with these options lets us create infinite patterns.

Where does the kinetic energy come from?
Your muscles or other objects can create it, or you can easily use massive potential energy, which you create every morning when you stand, uplifting your body mass against gravitation.

This potential energy can be transferred to kinetic energy by:
a) going off balance (can be any centre of balance, e.g., feet, knees, hips, chest, head or arms)
b) turn off the supporting muscles.

 

The pendulum energy can be used in this basic way:
a) in phase
b) out of phase
E.g. swinging one arm forward & backward during walking forward. You are using pendulum power when your arm is moving forward (in-phase – arm is pulling you), but you also use the pendulum when your arm is moving backwards (out of phase – the arm gives the body rotational energy [around a shoulder]).
We can also change the period of oscillation – rhythm (e.g. according to a partner/opponent or in time to the music). E.g. if a passive object has a period of oscillation of 1 second, using your movements, you can change it for 1.5s, 0.5 s, (or to an even shorter period of oscillation (e.g. 0.1 s) – vibration)..

“>Animation of two waves, the green wave moves to the right while blue wave moves to the left, the net red wave amplitude at each point is the sum of the amplitudes of the individual waves. Note that f(x,t) + g(x,t) = u(x,t)
Animation of two waves, the green wave moves to the right while the blue wave moves to the left, and the net red wave amplitude at each point is the sum of the amplitudes of the individual waves. Note that f(x,t) + g(x,t) = u(x,t)
Source Wikipedia.  To keep momentum working, you need to apply just a small amount of power at the right time. The first condition to connect with kinetic energy is feeling – you need to feel the energy (you can also see how it flows through a body). Then, if you feel it, you need to synchronise your muscles to work with the flow of the pendulum. It’s not easy, it demands quite precise coordination (like my grandma had), but it’s possible…

 

The final question for you is: Is it worth it?

If you master pendulum energy, you can move your body mass with a really small amount of power & energy – you are more efficientquicker stronger.

How do you train using kinetic energy?

Practically everybody has developed this ability on some basic level… Repeating the same activity often leads us to use kinetic/potential energy naturally. We often develop the same specific moving patterns in martial arts, dancing or sports. However, the spectrum of moving patterns in these activities is quite narrow. Therefore, it is good to eliminate patterns & flow with pendulum energy freely!