Concentration and Consistency as Vital Principles to Sustain Life

Her level of concentration is very high in everything she does, and she has a wide range of interests like any other young persons. Having various interests is natural and stimulating in the last phase of the human brain development in which the growth process is complete between the age of 22 and 25. In general, as one approaches the end of the brain development, one should choose specific things to focus on, maximizing one’s strength, which manifests itself in the course of restoring the inherent flow of one’s body.

Ability to concentrate on oneself is vital for improving one’s physical capabilities bound with the creativity rooted in one’s body. Another virtue that ensures personal growth is consistency. In fact, these essential attributes constitute spontaneity, which is the vital principle to sustain life. Each cell of the human body entirely serves itself for its given purpose as a part of the whole without stopping until the end of its life, and the human being is an organic entity made up of innumerable cells, which are obliged to maintain themselves spontaneously. In doing so, the human body functions at its best in an optimal balance when all body parts support themselves autonomously. Thereby, one’s concentration and consistency are naturally enhanced when one allows one’s body move as it is. In principle, restoring the innate flow of the body is the core of maximizing the physical capabilities. Each human body has the distinguishable feature of its own, which generates the unique flow representing the body, where it originates in. Hence, one should be aware of the natural state of one’s body to follow one’s inherent flow, which differentiates itself from the others and thereby forms the basis of one’s individuality and creativity.  

The training for revitalizing one’s organic flow should start from fundamental movements such as breathing and walking. It’s the process of rebuilding a foundation of the body therefore takes time and persistent practice.

1: Maintaining proper postures to enhance the core and feet

: The prevalent tendency to stand on heels weakens the core and thereby impedes breathing.

– Keeping leaning forward while walking to make your body move

– Giving more control to forefeet

2: Strengthening a lower abdomen by the diaphragmatic breathing technique

– breathing through the mouth and inflating a back and rib cages

– squeezing a lower abdomen and glutes

3: Relaxing through the Abdominal breathing technique

– breathing through the nose and inflating an abdomen

– relaxing all body parts but the core engaged in breathing movements

4: Exercising in sounding on purpose could be helpful to concentrate.

– During inhalation, a vocal code does not work to sound, whereas, during exhalation, a vocal code can vibrate and resonate itself to sound.

– The quality of sound is entirely dependent on how one moves with one’s breathing flow.

 

How Breathing Maintains the Balance of the Body

She is very athletic. Her body is a solid foundation to support her sharp and energetic movements. Any flaw is not coming out when she moves fast, and her acceleration technique is notable, which shortens reaction time from the ready state to full explosion in an aesthetic way. However, when she loses her speed and momentum, her body as a principal agent of her dance is no longer able to represent herself. There is a repetitive pattern that consists of 2-minutes-intense phase and 1-minute-recharging phase, which is induced by the unbalanced breathing pattern. The predominant tendency that depends on deep inhalation is too high in her dance movement, whereas exhalation is short and shallow, and hence the balance of inhalation and exhalation is not sustainable to continue her dance lasting more than 3 minutes. The point is that her body merely maintains itself after the dynamic phrase; she is unable to focus on herself due to a lack of strength thereby the authentic flow is disconnected during recharging.

The body is in the permanent balance of inputs and outputs; therefore, it should empty itself as much as it takes from interacting with nature to move continually. The high capacity of hers for breathing can maximize its potential by enhancing exhalation as a critical factor to stabilize energy supply. The human body is an organic entity, which sustains itself by constant movement in interacting with nature such as breathing, which is decisive to enable all types of physical activity. The body generates energy during inhalation and becomes stretched upward against gravity and tensed to conserve energy. By contrast, the body releases energy from itself and becomes bent forward and relaxed. Breathing generates up-and-down motions in which the natural flow of the body movement originates. The human body spontaneously maintains its balance to maximize its capabilities by continually moving with the organic flow derived from breathing movements.

The body can retain the momentum of the intense movement for the subsequent one by allowing itself to follow gravity during exhalation. The human body is permanently under the unavoidable influence of the gravitational force, and hence the human being can experience the energy pulling downward by running and jumping. Furthermore, the body only can be blended with gravity in the state of being relaxed, not generating energy. The interaction with nature keeps the human body move as it is, and gravity is the primary force that determines the way the human being moves on the earth. The body can resist against gravity only during inhalation, but cannot liberate itself from gravity. However, paradoxically, the body can obtain more freedom of movement by allowing itself to interact with gravity as the unconditionally given force.

1: Moving slowly with the breathing flow to restore the pathway of energy diffusion  

-Persons with innate strength tend to skip basic training for developing connective muscles. This tendency links to the unbalanced muscle development which merely can maintain the body when moving slowly, furthermore, which possibly causes injuries when the body is unable to generate its usual speed and power.

2: Allowing the body to follow its weight during exhalation

– The combination of rapid exhalation and more rapid inhalation can drastically increase reaction speed and explosiveness.

– Full relaxation only takes place when one’s mind is open. One’s body reflects one’s mind as it is.

– Rolling, landing, and hanging are useful to revitalize the primary sense of the body.

 

Cognitive Dissonance and its Adverse Effect on the Human Body

Honesty is a given virtue, which means that some people more likely would deceive themselves with less hesitation and guilt at a moment of choice, than others. Self-deception can be beneficial to survive in specific circumstances, but eventually, trigger cognitive dissonance, which impairs the inborn bond of body and mind.

The body of every life form is an organic entity unified with its mind, and especially, this fact should be considered as the primary premise to perceive the human body, which has evolved to meet its fundamental needs. From the technical point of view, the body functions at its best when it wholly focuses on a particular purpose for its survival. The body regulates itself autonomously in order to maintain its life, and hence autonomy can be regarded as the fundamental principle that sustains life. Intrinsically, the human body supports itself by the law of nature and therefore can move most naturally and beautifully when it maintains itself as it is. However, in order to move in a natural way, the modern human being needs to be trained by a personalized method designed by movement experts on a regular basis, which means that the human body is in the state of being merely sustained, is not moving spontaneously for itself. This abnormal phenomenon manifests itself only in the human body. The basic needs of the human race differ from what other living beings possess because all basic human needs are driven by the constant desire toward being a free individual. Individuality is the critical notion of perceiving the human body as one organic entity unified with its mind. Thereby, one should be aware of one’s individuality as the inherent trait that continually generates its own needs toward freedom. Hence, when the human being becomes an independent individual, the human body eventually attains its innate way to move as it is.

The inborn bond of body and mind is vulnerable until one is aware of one’s individuality. However, technically, individuality is an intrinsic foundation of one’s being, which is not a special virtue to be obtained. Therefore, to become an independent individual, one’s individuality should be protected and maintained as it is through the process of brain development. The growth process of the human brain is complete between the age of 22 and 26, and its fundamental aim is enhancing supportive capabilities for one’s individuality. However, the human mind is quite susceptible to social surroundings, and thereby easily distracted by itself. Simultaneously, this susceptibility can function as an optimal factor to broaden one’s understanding of humanity in a comprehensive way as long as one maintains one’s inherent spontaneity. Also, spontaneity is the principle of nature that sustains life, and hence can be maintained by fostering awareness of one’s body. Thus, the highest priority should be given to improving one’s concentration on one’s body itself.

  • Her breath is very short and shallow due to a lack of strength. Breathing is a full body exercise, and hence she can improve her overall health by breathing training.
  • Abdominal Breathing Technique
    • Lying on your back – Breathe through nose -Inflate a belly -Empty a belly  
    • All body parts but your core can relax, especially shoulder and neck
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique
  • Lying on your back – Breathe through mouth – scoop your core – inflate a back – stretch a body and hold your breath – tense – release

 

 

Free Flow Project 2017 in Korea

1)Free Flow workshop in conjunction with ARANGGOT

: Gandhi School in Gumsan/ Korea

: Oct.21-22 2017

2)Free Flow Research Residency #3 with support from Pedro’s House

: Pedro’s House in Gwangju/ Korea

: Oct.26-Nov.1 2017

3)Guest Lecture in conjunction with Daejeon Culture Foundation

: Art Faculty at Chungnam University

: Nov.6 2017

Final Presentations in Seoul & Jeongeup / Korea in June 2017

Free Flow Project : Final Presentations

1] Seoul Dance Center on 18th June Sunday 18:00

2] Jeongeup Si-am Art Community Center on 17th June Saturday 18:00

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Presentation about Free Flow Project

at Project Space Yong-Moon’s Symposium on Urban Restoration

on 19th June at 21:00

supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture & the Watermelon

info: seoul.nightmayor@gmail.com

The Presentation on June 7th 2017 in the Resarch Institute of Won Buddhist Thought in Korea

The Subject of the Presentation on June 7th, 2017

In the Colloquium of the Research Institute of Won Buddhist Thought

In Won-Gwang University in Korea

Restoring the Inherent Creativity Rooted in the Human Body&

The New Role of Art Education in the Public Sphere

By Wooguru 

  1. What is the Human Body?
  2. How Creativity defines the Human Being
  3. Individuality and the body
  4. The demise of Labor and the Future of Art
  5. The New Art Education toward Freedom and Spontaneity

 

원불교 사상연구원 Colloquium: 근대 문화 수용 과정에서 나타난 한국 종교의 공공성 재 구축

2017년 6월 7일 | 발제자 Wooguru

: 인체의 고유한 흐름 복원을 통한 창의력 고양과 예술 교육의 공공성 재고

  1. 인체는 어떻게 정의되는가?
  2. 창의력은 어떻게 인간의 존재를 규정하는가?
  3. 개인성과 몸
  4. 노동의 종말과 예술의 미래
  5. 자유와 자율성을 향한 새로운 예술 교육