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See also Mind, Mind#Somatic, Health


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  • - art forms in which artists use their body, voice, or objects to convey artistic expression. Includes a variety of disciplines but all are intended to be performed in front of a live audience.



  • DAREBEE - A non-profit free, ad-free and product placement free global fitness resource.

  • - exercises consisting of a variety of gross motor movements; often rhythmical and generally without equipment or apparatus. They are, in essence, body-weight training. They are intended to increase body strength, body fitness, and flexibility, through movements such as pulling or pushing oneself up, bending, jumping, or swinging, using only one's body weight for resistance; usually conducted in concert with stretches. When performed vigorously and with variety, calisthenics can provide the benefits of muscular and aerobic conditioning, in addition to improving psychomotor skills such as balance, agility and coordination.

Urban Calisthenics is a form of street workout, calisthenics groups perform exercise routines in urban areas. Individuals and groups train to be able to perform advanced calisthenics skills such as muscle ups, bars spins and both front and back levers. Sports teams and military units often perform leader-directed group calisthenics as a form of synchronized physical training (often including a customized "call and response" routine) to increase group cohesion and discipline. Calisthenics are also popular as a component of physical education in primary and secondary schools over much of the globe.




Routine of some length for just before a bath or shower, make a habit, look to move up the numbers, add one or two other types into and around the mix.


  • 30 push-ups or more
  • 30 sit-ups
  • squats
  • etc.

Cycles like alternating between these, times weekly

  • 5(Squat+Calf Raises+Chinups) + 5(Bench+Plank) + 5(Rows+Side Plank)
  • 5(Squat+Calf Raises+Chinups) + 5(OHP+Plank) + 1(Deadlift)

even lift


Manual therapy


See Stretch routine

  • Align Your Spine - Dr. Max demonstrates the two exercises used to align the spine.








See also Mind#Somatic psychology

  • - a term used in alternative medicine to describe any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. In addition bodywork techniques aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the "bodymind connection" rather than the "mind-body connection", or to manipulate a putative "energy field" surrounding the human body and affecting health. Some of the best known forms of non-touch bodywork methods include: reiki, yoga, pranayama, as well as other non-touch methods: breathwork respiration techniques, therapeutic touch, Bates method for sight training, qigong, and t'ai chi. The better known forms of manipulative bodywork include Alexander technique, applied kinesiology, bioenergetics, Bowen technique, chiropractic, Feldenkrais method, hakomi, postural integration, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, structural integration, somatic experiencing, Trager approach, polarity therapy and re-balancing.

  • - also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include: biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise.
  • - an expressive movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner in conjunction with Marie von Sivers in the early 20th century. Primarily a performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf schools, and – as part of anthroposophic medicine – for claimed therapeutic purposes. The word eurythmy stems from Greek roots meaning beautiful or harmonious rhythm.
  • - Feldenkrais taught that increasing a person's kinesthetic and proprioceptive self-awareness of functional movement could lead to increased function, reduced pain, and greater ease and pleasure of movement. The Feldenkrais Method, like the Alexander Technique, is therefore a movement pedagogy as opposed to a manipulative therapy. The Method is experiential, providing tools for self-observation through movement enquiry.

  • - a rhythmic, movement-based somatic therapy that can be classed as a form of post-Reichian bodywork. It uses a very gentle and nurturing approach to increase body awareness and sensitivity and to connect to the body's natural rhythms, involving the application of pressure and movement (stretching, lifting, shaking, rotating and swinging) to the soft tissue of the body (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) within a continuous soft rhythmic rocking. The client is encouraged to be passive - in the sense of not trying to do anything, but allowing the body to relax into the movements. This in itself quickly highlights areas of muscular tension and holding.
  • Cortical Field Reeducation is a system of healing through learning that increases attention and heightens perception through slow, small, non-habitual movement.

Alexander technique

  • - Named after Frederick Matthias Alexander, teaches people how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular and mental tension during their everyday activities. It is an educational process rather than a relaxation technique or form of exercise. Most other methods take it for granted that 'one's awareness of oneself' is accurate, whereas Alexander realized that a person who had been using himself wrongly for a long time could not trust his feelings (sensory appreciation) in carrying out any activity. Helps people unlearn maladaptive physical habits and return to a balanced state of rest and poise in which the body is well-aligned. As freedom of expression or movement is the objective, the most appropriate responses cannot be anticipated, but are observed and chosen in the moment.

Direction is composed of four concepts of good use;

  • To let the neck be free, to let the head be forward and up, away from the top of the spine
  • To allow the torso to lengthen and fan into width
  • To allow the legs to release away from the hip joint
  • To allow the shoulders to release away to the side and float on the rib cage


See Being#Yoga


See 5Rhythms, etc.

Modern dance

  • - 20th-century dance form that preceded modern dance. Rebelling against the rigid constraints of classical ballet, Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis (with her work in theater) developed their own styles of free dance and laid the foundations of American modern dance with their choreography and teaching. In Europe it led to the development of European modern and Expressionist dance.









Contact improvisation


  • - a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. The practice of the five rhythms is said by Gabrielle Roth to put the body in motion in order to still the mind. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. The five rhythms (in order) are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. The five rhythms, when danced in sequence, are known as a "Wave." A typical Wave takes about an hour to dance.

Open Floor/Encounter



Physical theatre


Object manipulation







Rope dart

Sash whip





Martial arts


  • - "internal school") is a term in Chinese martial arts, grouping those styles that practice nèijìng (Chinese: 內勁; literally: "internal strength"), usually translated as internal martial arts, occupied with spiritual, mental or qi-related aspects, as opposed to an "external" (Chinese: 外; pinyin: wài) approach focused on physiological aspects.
  • - refers to any of a set of Chinese breathing, meditation and spiritual practice disciplines associated with Daoism and especially the Chinese martial arts
  • - a practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life energy".
  • - translates approximately to "Form-Intention Fist", or "Shape-Will Fist", characterized by aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power that's most often applied from a short range


Beltane Warmups

See also Games#Real life group

Walk & Exaggerate

  1. Lines of 5(/4)
  2. Lines walk around separately
  3. First person walks normally, relaxed
  4. Second person watches and copies with exaggeration
    1. Observes legs, hips, arms, hands, neck, gait, tensions, fluidity
  5. Third does this for second person, and so on
  6. Minute later, first goes to back with eevryone else keeping their motions
  7. Person now on the end exaggerates again
  8. 20/30 seconds later, all reset and exercise is repeated

Emotion Walk

  1. Focused walking with emotions called out
  2. Participants embody the emotions
  3. Coach says main emotion with related feelings for options
  4. Option to turn up emotion level a notch
  5. Interactions between two/three participants when meeting


  • happy / gleeful / ecstatic
  • sad / sorrow / depression
  • afraid / fear /
  • awe / intrigued /
  • lustful / sexy
  • angry /
  • strong / dominating
  • silly / immature / cheeky
  • insecure
  • pity
  • happy again

Also options to increase;

  • size - wider or narrower, higher or lower, deeper or shallower
  • time - slow or fast
  • weight - light or heavy



  • A Larp Dictionary - taken from the 2003 Knudepunkt book "As Larp Grows Up". It is a dictionary of terms used in Scandanavian larp, compiled by Petter Bøckman.

individual strategies in the theatre] - Stina Bergman Blix