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  • n. Plural form of flexion.


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  • The reason of their flexions is their great length, for just as tall men walk with their spines bellied (undulated) forward, and when their right shoulder is leading in a forward direction their left hip rather inclined backwards, so that their middle becomes hollow and bellied (undulated), so we ought to conceive snakes as moving in concave curves (undulations) upon the ground.

    On the Gait of Animals

  • He knew I threw my core into contorted positions, or as he liked to say, some “big, big trunk twists and big, big flexions.”


  • Remember: if you already have a physical practice that covers the basic spinal flexions, and focuses your breathing, you're not going to get a huge amount of change from adding a 10-minute practice.

    Speed Racer (2008)

  • Something slow and gentle, leading you to real kinethetic awareness, working the body through all basic flexions and twists.

    Increasing energy

  • Every day, you should work your way through all basic joint and muscle flexions.

    Moving beyond stretching

  • Even the program of exercises he did for his postsurgical wrist seemed a little detached, four times a day, an odd set of extensions and flexions that resembled prayer in some remote northern province, among a repressed people, with periodic applications of ice.

    Falling Man

  • Not for the rhapsodes; for with them it was not only planted in the memory, but also interwoven with the feelings, and conceived in conjunction with all those flexions and intonations of voice, pauses, and other oral artifices which were required for emphatic delivery, and which the naked manuscript could never reproduce.

    The Odyssey of Homer

  • And the reason why their legs, except the extreme pairs, were necessarily attached obliquely and had their flexions upwards, and the legs themselves were somewhat turned under (bandy-shape) and backwards is plain.

    On the Gait of Animals

  • In man, too, the flexions of the limbs are always alternately opposite, for example the elbow bends back, but the wrist of the hand forwards, and again the shoulder forwards.

    On the Gait of Animals

  • Nothing at any rate could walk upright continuously and securely without flexions at the knee, but would have to move like men in the wrestling schools who crawl forward through the sand on their knees.

    On the Gait of Animals


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