Week 8: The Body
As we want to explore beyond the basic ties, we become more aware that the rope is just a tool, and the focus in rope bondage is the people involved in the tying. Each body is unique and we share common anatomy at the same time. Our bodies are composed of different systems that works together and enable us to explore the world. A big part of rope bondage is about exploring new places with our bodies with the help of the rope. A deep understanding anatomy will also allow better mitigation of rope bondage risks.
The goal of this week is to tap into the science of the body to get a better understanding of human anatomy, the possibilities and discover what makes us unique.
- Day 50: Nerve Pathways – Draw the location of nerves on the body with a marker pen and try a few different tie to see which nerves can be impacted.
- Day 51: Sensory Sensitivity – Make a chart of the skin sensitivity on the body by touching each part of the body and noting it’s sensitivity on a scale. Create a tie that use this information to target the most sensitive or least sensitive areas
- Day 52: Pressure Points – Study the location of the different pressure points as documented in many martial art. Create a tie that makes uses of this information. Aim or avoid the pressure points depending on your preference
- Day 53: Limb Mobility – Explore the movement of the arms and the legs, how each joint move in different direction. Create a tie adapted to your mobility
- Day 54: Spine – Study the different sections of the spine, how it moves in forward bend, back bend, side and torsion. Explore how breathing impact spine mobility. Try different positions that feels good for the spine and use rope to stay in place.
- Day 55: Chest Compression – Study the position of the different organs in the chest. Use rope to play with the compression of the chest at different locations.
- Day 56: Neck – Study the anatomy of the neck, how the airways are built, where are the main veins and arteries. Gently play with the rope on the neck to see how pressure feel on the different parts of the neck.