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Old 06-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
Janet Rosen
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Re: It happens to the best of them

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
David. I would say there is a remarkable resemblance to how he returns to posture with arms as you say (sometimes) and tenshinage.
Thus I would say it's a return to hara and 'the floating bridge' between heaven and earth.
My teacher, the late Gayle Fillman, often ended throws in this position and while during the time I trained w/ her she never specifically instructed us to do so for that or any other reason, I know that the idea of the spiral and balance between heaven and earth was important to her.

Janet Rosen
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