My colleague has Corona - are there eurythmy therapy exercises for it?
In November, I was asked: Dear Theodor, is there actually a special recommendation for eurythmy exercises for Corona? Unfortunately, a colleague has caught it, but fortunately she's been doing pretty well so far. (*)
This was my answer:
Yes, it already exists. In the course package "Resilience and Strength" she will find five eurythmy therapy exercises. These are actually intended to prevent and strengthen the rhythmic system. On the one hand, they are intended to reduce the risk of getting sick. On the other hand, they ensure that when ill, we have enough elasticity in us to cope with the crisis well and even benefit from it.
If you are sick and have a fever, you don't actually do eurythmy therapy or only very, very carefully. That is why I would recommend your friend start eurythmy therapy only when she feels well enough.
There are five sets of exercises. I would recommend to start with the Love and E exercise from week 3 emphasizing its third phase, which is the "being streamed through from behind". This warms the body and helps it to find itself again.
If that goes well (she can assess this by checking in with herself) after a few days, she can add the exercises from weeks 2 and 4 and, if that goes well, the exercises from weeks 1 and 5. In this way, she shapes the way out of the disease. So the order I recommend is:
In this emergency, your friend does not follow the standard structure of the course, but a specific order of the exercises. To facilitate this we've created a special Corona package which she'll also find on the Resilience and Strength page.
In the first week she practices 6 variations of exercise 3 (Love and E) each time a little different. After that she moves forward and practises the exercises 2, 3 and 4 (Sympathy and Antipathy, Love and E, Hope and U). When she feels better, she can start with a run-through of the whole series Yes and No, Sympathy and Antipathy, Love and E, Hope and U, A-H and Reverence. This will help her to resume her everyday life again and maybe even experience it in a new way.
All the best and speedy recovery to your friend.
* Since the revised English "Resilience and Strength" package was only published this week, it was nor possible to publish this post before. We are all the more pleased to be able to give these instructions now and hope that they will serve you all in the best possible way.