Elbow Strike Back
Elbow Strike Back is Nia arm technique drawn from the martial arts. Like all strikes, this move trains you to draw power from the base, integrate the core of the body and direct attention to a target - this time one behind your body. Practice by wrapping one hand around the opposite fist, powering the elbow toward the back, striking toward an imaginary target. Continue below for Tips and video.
Tip: Keep your elbow and forearm close to your body, brushing your clothes as you strike back. Practice with a variety of speed and combinations.Tune into your balance, keeping your three body weights (pelvis, chest, head) aligned. Explore a start/stop action, then layer with energy variety drawn from the martial, dance and healing arts. Sound, "strike" in creative ways!