Form and Fulcrums

Prerequisite: ZB2 for ZBFF1; ZBFF1 for ZBFF2

Form and Fulcrums 1 (ZBFF1):

Form Fulcrums 1 utilizes Chinese movement principles to find optimal positioning for the individual practitioner while doing Zero Balancing. Michael Oruch developed this class to help ZB students to do Zero Balancing sessions more easily and with much less effort by teaching proper body mechanics. Students will learn to identify when, where and why they are having difficulties and also how to address them.

We will learn simple Qigong based ZB exercises to facilitate more body awareness and also thoroughly review each fulcrum of the protocol incorporating these concepts. We will also learn new and useful fulcrums while covering topics such as blue line, donkey, rhythm, positioning, transitions, movement, and, of course, engagement.

The working paradigm here is: “We are only able to engage our clients to the degree in which we ourselves are engaged." We often think more structure is needed but in fact it is more engagement. When we are engaged in proper alignment, utilizing bone energy, knowing the landmarks and the protocol, the ZB session is much easier, more effective and magical.

You Will Learn:

  • Qigong theory to help your ZB sessions
  • Partner exercises exploring energy/structure, blue line, engagement and more, to heighten sensitivity
  • Movement exercises to facilitate body awareness
  • To find an optimal body position for each protocol evaluation and fulcrum
  • To deconstruct and reconstruct each protocol fulcrum in clear stages
  • New and useful fulcrums
  • To hone the skill of high level attention with a quiet mind
  • The principles and skills for doing a 15 minute ZB

Form and Fulcrums 2 (ZBFF2):

Form & Fulcrums 2 accesses and works with rhythm in relationship to Zero Balancing. The client’s rhythm, our rhythm, and the underlying rhythm of bones and skeleton, orchestrate with the fulcrums during the entire session. Finding and using rhythm is a key to doing an effective and wonderful Zero Balancing session.

There are many aspects to utilizing movement in ZB. One, is using moving fulcrums during your session. In this class, in addition to reviewing the moving fulcrums from Core ZB, Michael teaches a number of new moving fulcrums and adds new applications for the ones we already know.

Movement can address tenacious held energy and tensions in the body. Adding the additional factor of movement to our stationary fulcrums helps release and mobilize held tension in the skeletal system.

Once we know these principles they open other avenues of exploration to our Zero Balancing sessions.

You Will Learn:

  • The principles and utilization of moving fulcrums
  • How to find your client's rhythm
  • How to recognize your own rhythm and tendencies
  • To use local and integrating fulcrums together
  • Ways to establish the rhythm of your ZB session
  • Smooth transitions from one fulcrum or area to another
  • To address tenaciously held tensions
  • To improvise and be more creative in your ZB sessions