I’ve been playing around with stick-figures that are used to describe Yoga asana (postures). I am experimenting with an application that will make it possible to easily illustrate quality stick figures – and then use those figures to describe practice sequences (here’s an example).
Inevitably this is leading me into an in depth examination of movement. So naturally I gravitated toward looking at movement – and that provided me with a basic model. But the more I looked the more I realized that I should be looking not just at movement – but at limitations as well.
Limitations define the boundaries of movement.
Limitations make it possible to have and hold posture with little effort.
Limitations create unique individuals.
Limitations give us direction.
Limitations sustain us by creating a point of departure from which movement is possible.
Limitations are both fluid and rigid.
Limitations define us and challenge us.