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Coordination Patterns™ - Over-ride Problems - Injuries

Misuse of the Patterns causes injuries best seen in what happens when an over-ride is over used. For Shape, it super turns on the Organizer's "get it right" which most Western corporate cultures demand. Actually, in some cultures its ‘Corporate Rib’ look is seen as a mark of trustworthiness, but its ribs and joint tightening brings problems with breathing, a variety of joint ailments and difficulties jumping and swinging.

The Thrust over-ride, which looks like a brace, has power but lacks flexibility. Over-tightening the hips and occipitals, it functions in headaches, jaw and hip problems, just to name a few.

In America, the Hang over-ride is easily seen in many high school boys, with their slung look and loose fitting clothes. It helps them deal with the Hang space and time elements of the Internet and avoidance of conflict, but teachers and parents will tell you organization and "thinking first" are problems. Its physical and mental difficulties depend on the home pattern and style being used. This is also true of the Swing pattern over-ride, but for different reasons. Hang over-ride exaggerates the "other" pattern, while Swing interacts with it. So it is harder to say what Swing over-ride looks like. It is blocking Thrust, so as it is lacking power and directness, it has a soft look and exaggerates interactive abilities.





Movement gifts

power, strength, Graham contraction- release, drive


balance, lift, place, form, “heldness”, stillness


weight, resilience, loosens joints, rebound


falling, use of momentum,  grace, flexibility


Common misuse injury

inflexible...hip, foot and neck injuries, bone spur, misalignment


Locked joints and ribs…carpel tunnel syndrome, misalignment


Stability vs. weight injury...pulled muscle, misalignment


Stability vs. flow injury...whip lash, misalignment


Examples of 'What best for'

strength, driving motions, pin-pointed motion, runner's kick, power sports, goose step


balance, stillness, using form, simple march, being on point in ballet


Jumping, swinging, bouncing, rocking


falling both  up and down, gliding, sliding, moving randomly, whirling


Movement direction affinity

Direct, diagonals, asymmetric


Direct, from place, perpendicular, symmetric


Indirect, back and forth, "side-al", horizontal, antipodean


Indirect to infinity, random, whirling, “gyrotational”


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Coordination Patterns are an essential core life element discovered through an investigation of dance, movement, communication, and the creative process. A primary way that humans function, Coordination Patterns can become an important and useful tool for everyone.