April 11, 2012

Wednesday Form: Diagnostics

Knowing we know, knowing we don’t know,  not knowing we don’t know. Awareness and Motivation. Understand what the issue is and make it a priority (care) to change it.

Mermaid kips, back extensions, GH situps. Lunge knee to ground, Pigeons. Single leg DL. Swings. Snatch. And on and on. The gym 10-15 min before class is your little diagnostic center. Refine what you can do, fix what you can’t do. Pick something and work it for 2 weeks!

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    Wicasa Yatapika April 11, 2012 Reply

    These photos have me “Thinking in circles”…sometimes inspiration comes from simple, elegant, perfection. Circles! Look around, weight plates, smokehouse bars, barbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, bicycle wheels and the Circle of Stations we “Circle it up and go” around, all have one common denominator, they are constructed of circles or their 3-D counterpart, spheres! The word “circle” is derived from the Greek, kirkos, “a circle” from the base ker- which means to bend or turn. The origin of the word circuit is closely related by the way. A circle can be defined as the curve traced out by a point that moves so its distance from a given point is constant…the circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry that has the largest area for a given length of perimeter. All circles are similar in several ways; a circle’s circumference and radius are proportional, the area enclosed by the circle and the square of its radius are proportional, and the constants of proportionality are 2π and π. (the ratio of a circles’ circumference to its diameter is π (pi)). Also, there exists a unique circle through any three points, not all on the same line …the circle has an infinite number of symmetries, and for this reason it is considered to be the most perfect geometrical object.

    Russian artist Kandinsky, who used circles in many of his famous paintings, had this to say about them, “The circle is the most modest form, but asserts itself unconditionally, it is simultaneously stable and unstable, loud and soft, a single tension that carries countless tensions within it.” That is interesting because the shape of an object represents the balance of opposing forces, you get circles or spheres when those forces are isotropic, that is, the magnitude of the forces is equal in all directions…when I ponder that for awhile I come away with the balance of forces circumscribed around a Corps Fitness circle when everyone is performing as One!

    From a Spiritual perspective the circle represents perfection and equality, again there is the reference to a “balancing of forces”, there is nothing higher or lower, everything and everyone is equal in relation to the center of the circle…

    The Native American Medicine Wheel is a circle that is a physical manifestation of Spiritual Energy. It is considered to be an outward expression of an internal dialogue, a mirror so-to-speak, to better SEE what is going on within each of us. It is the wheel of protection and it enables us, and allows us, to gather the surrounding energies into a focal point and to commune with Spirit, self, and the Whole…

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