I had the first of 4 session on academic skills with the first yr performing art students today that focused on their physical preparation with regards to a warm up. I have always started with the practice of release. What I did was introduce them to some practical techniques regarding the phenomenal encounter of release, which I have broken down into 3 bits

1 The release that is a result of letting go, concerning one's breath after breathing in; and how it affects the quality of effort and relaxation

2 The release that results from a fall in movement and its smooth recovery

3 The release that is a created after the relief from a good and demanding stretch that will align the
physical journal.

There are more examples, including the release the comes after an emotional outburst and the release that comes after physical exertion. But I chose to concentrate the above 3 as it allowed me to focus on posture and alignment.

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