‘Outside in’ Directions

FM’s traditional directions were internal – “let the neck be free, to let the head go forward and up, to let the back lengthen and widen, to let the knees go forward and away”

But there are also ‘outside in’ directions – a different perspective on the same spatial picture.

The space around you informing you or where you are in the room – the ceiling: it’s distance from the top of the head – the walls: pointing inwards to your shoulders – the top of the knees: never lowering in space even as you walk around.

And most importantly the floor coming up to support you.

try this: stand about 4metres from a wall and guess where the very top of your head is – ask someone to mark the spot.

go check it – is your mental map of yourself smaller or bigger than reality?