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Posts Tagged ‘exercise classes 52 Nia Moves’

Nia Spear Fingers

Posted by terrepruitt on August 15, 2009

Here is a picture of the Nia spear fingers, one of the 52 Nia moves.  You pose your hand as if you are going to salute someone.

The benefits according to The Nia Technique book (page 161) are that it will help with tension that “tends to build up in your wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and jaw.”

Also pictured is a modified version of the spear finger.  At this point I use this version in a song that I lead.  Throughout the entire song our hands/fingers are in the spear finger position and I find that is too stressful on my wrists.  And Nia is about exercising and working out in a pleasurable manner so, I have adapted the spear finger to a more comfortable position for me.  In other instances where we use spear finger for not such a long time, I employ the actual technique.

Nia is about so many things, but one thing we want to ensure participants do is modify and adapt to their own body’s way.  My body’s way for that move is to cross my thumb over my bent ring finger and little finger.  When you come to class you will be encouraged to listen to your own body and move the routine as your body wants to move.  You will be encouraged to sense pleasure.  Come experience it for yourself.

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