ABOUT EURYTHMY THERAPY
Eurythmy Therapy was developed as a movement therapy in 1921 by the Austrian philosopher, scientist and educator Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). The gestures and movements of the performing art of eurythmy are modified for therapy purposes. Eurythmy therapy is one essential element of the system of anthroposophic medicine. This integrates both natural scientific and anthroposophic-humanistic knowledge. Eurythmy therapy aims to help the patient to activate their inherent powers of healing and enable them to find a way to a state of balanced health.
Eurythmy therapy uses the medium of the sounds of speech and the tones of music as they manifest in movement. Each sound of speech has a corresponding form in movement, which is created by the upright human being, principally using their arms. The consonants manifest as free sculptural forms, vowels as geometric forms.
In the same way, elements from music eurythmy (gestures for the notes of music and the intervals between them) can be reshaped into vocal eurythmy therapy exercises.
To find out more visit Eurythmy Therapy Associations website.