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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Technical Tuesday Balance

Technical Tuesday Balance

There are two basic structures in the inner ear that help us maintain our balance. First are three semicircular canals that are connected at right angles to each other, like a gyroscope. Second is the vestibule (containing the saccule and utricle) that connect the semicircular canals to the cochlea.

To maintain balance the semicircular canals are filled with fluid (the endolymph), and each canal has a cuplike structure (cupula) that has fine hair cells. When you move your head, the fluid moves and gives off signals. These signals are detected by the hair cells and converted into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain.

The brain interprets these signals and thus helps the body maintain its equilibrium, whether walking, dancing or doing multiple pirouettes.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Anatomical Secret #27ggg:
“Two structures in the inner ear help maintain balance.”

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“Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear.”
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