How to help a child find his pace?
A. E.: Massages, gay songs or lullabies soothe him. However, he needs attention and limits. This transmission is inevitable ... until 21 years old! At this age, all stages of physical and psychic construction are achieved, and deconstructing its rhythm becomes possible. The body is elastic all the life.
In your opinion, breathing also carves our figure ...
R. E.: Yes. We do not expire enough, so our body swells like a balloon. Some hold the air as if they were licking a tight corset, and that gives bodies "blown". Others shake it in front only, they contract the intercostal muscles taking little air and releasing it immediately. These have a "bowed" body. But we should tighten the laces on the flanks. Instead of running his rib cage horizontally, like an accordion too open or too closed, the respiratory movement must be vertical, like an elevator: it goes up and down between the pelvic floor and the collarbones, loading and unloading everything he's carrying.
Your method, like many others, combines breath and movement, why?
A. E.: Inspiration promotes stretching. And, during the expiration, this lengthening continues and increases. In fact, the movements that I propose aim to open the chest-collarbone area, a real safe where everyone has locked up what made him throb. It is the seat of the heart and lungs, that of sadness and tenderness. Psychologically, stretching means "growing up"!