Nia Nudge and The 52 Moves
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 52 moves right here in your in box – One move at a time.
Each week, The Nia Nudge will bring you:
more into sensation
more in your body
more body literate
This nudge will bring you into awareness and will make your Dance Through Life more enjoyable.
Why the Basic 52 Moves?
In Nia the basic moves are used to make up the choreography for all of the routines. The entire body-of-work is based on these moves, so once these moves are learned and embodied, dancing any routine is like coming home. There are endless combinations and possibilities. Drawing from the Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, these moves make a great combination of organic precision, emotional expression, and functional movement.
Among other valuable reasons, the moves are designed to make movement easier to do, easier to language, and easier to personalize. In any routine, you learn the moves, then move the moves and then energize the moves. This process deepens your practice.
The 52 Moves condition the whole body from tip to toes. Chosen for their specific healing properties and fitness properties, the 52 Moves are movement medicine for EveryBody.
The Body’s Way
Nia uses 52 basic moves, with many variations, that borrow from dance, martial arts, and so-called “healing practices”. Nia blends the following nine movement forms:
|Martial Arts||Dance Arts||Healing Arts|
|t’ai chi||Jazz dance||Feldenkrais method|
|Tae Kwon Do||Modern dance||Alexander Technique|