Emilie speaks to the story and origins of Continuum, its key elements, and how they enrich the different facets of our lives. Included are the chapters below:
Chapter 1: Story and Origins
Chapter 2: Fluid System
Chapter 3: Society
Chapter 4: Fitness
Chapter 5: Communication
Chapter 6: Fear
Chapter 7: Paralysis
Chapter 8: Aging
Chapter 9: Eros
THE FLUID SYSTEM
Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement, lived in Los Angeles, California. She is a visionary whose work is incorporated by an International audience of professionals from fields such as Rolfing, Zero Balancing, Hellerwork, CranioSacral, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Dance, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Physical Fitness.
Her love for movement inspired her to discover the essential, primary movements common to all life forms that lie beneath cultural influence. These fundamental movements are a “cosmology” of life, where form is fluidly mutable, dissolving and shaping itself anew.
Fluid, primary movement is essential in our ability to innovate. Enhancing these fundamental movements has a potential to create a rich intrinsic environment that brings forth new insights in our understanding of the human body and its potential to create alternate systems.
Emilie’s capacity for innovation is an inspiration to the field of Somatics, movement education, and physical fitness. She has created a dynamic workout that strengthens by incorporating multiple angles in gravity to facilitate developing diverse muscular and skeletal relationships.
One of Emilie’s contributions is her revolutionary concept of “The Three Anatomies”. Here she defines three distinct tissue structures as the cultural, primordial, and cosmic anatomies. Emilie tells us: “becoming aware of the primordial-cosmic flows of information can be instrumental in diffusing our cultural inhibitors, helping us to move beyond our stifling adaptive patterns, ultimately becoming a resource for health and creativity.”
For more on Emilie and Continuum Movement, see continuummovement.com.