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Laban Movement Analysis

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) can be studied alone or as a complement to bodywork sessions. It helps us to access and master the amazing movement potentials designed into our bodies. LMA is not a technique, but rather a rich experiential learning process which helps us to connect with ourselves through our bodies, to others, and to the world around us. The influential physical therapist and movement educator Irmgard Bartenieff exclaimed, "Let the movement teach!" One of my clients observed similarly, "Rolfing someone without teaching them movement is like handing a book to someone who can't read." Once I began studying LMA, dance technique became much simpler to coordinate. I understood how my body was put together and how to use the system of muscles and joints properly. Much like the same notes are used to compose music, the same six neuromuscular patterns underlie all human movement and repeat over and over. Once they are identified, we hold the key to fuller, healthier and more satisfying movement lives.

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