This is one of twelve exercises described in the scientific case report Eurythmy Therapy in Anxiety (Schwab et al 2011).
Brief Description of Exercise:
Walk forwards and rock backwards as if against resistance, the arms, legs, and body meeting this resistance sympathetically.
To relax muscle tonus and strengthen the breathing out downward.
The patient is Swedish; therefore, the exercises were presented in accordance with Swedish pronunciation. The corresponding English pronunciation is: I = EE (meet), A = AH (father), Å = OH (doe), E = (hay).
Demonstrated by Jane Schwab.
Anthroposophic Medical Treatment
Eurythmy Therapy (Eurythmy: from the Greek meaning "harmonious rhythm") is a movement therapy involving cognitive, emotional and volitional elements. It is provided by therapists with 5 years of training according to an international standardized curriculum.
Eurythmy Therapy is conducted mainly in individual sessions during which patients are instructed to perform specific movements with the arms, the legs, or the whole body. These movements are related to the sounds of vowels and consonants, to music intervals, or to soul gestures (eg, sympathy-antipathy) and are named accordingly. They are selected depending on the patient's disease, constitution, and current pattern of postures, gestures, and movements as far as these express the patient's vitality and spirit-soul levels.
The case report with a low resolution video can be downloaded free at: ifaemm.de/F5a_publi.htm
A DVD with high resolution video can be purchased at: anikon.org/video-port/index.php/dvd-store