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1The study of physical motion or dynamics in living systems.
- ‘Combining mathematics, physics and robotics with human physiology, this is the first book that describes all levels of human biodynamics, from musculo-skeletal mechanics to the higher brain functions.’
- ‘This course is for Ph.D. candidates only and is designed as an advanced reading course in an area of human biodynamics related to performance in healthy individuals.’
- ‘However, Rayor suspects that for webs with radial symmetry, the answer is a matter of biodynamics.’
- ‘Understanding these biodynamics-why the wirewalker doesn't fall-requires a grasp of the constant fluctuations and fine tunings which maintain balance in the complex, fluid system of human locomotion.’
- ‘French dancer and choreographer Kitsou Dubois is part of a unique science-art collaboration, which in seeking to understand the intricacies of human biodynamics in outer space is creating a new art form: Zero-G Dancing.’
2A method of organic farming that incorporates certain astrological and spiritual principles and practices.
- ‘‘Whether it's biodynamics or all that attention, something enhances the flavor, the health of the fruit,’ says New York City - based master of wine Mary Ewing-Mulligan.’
- ‘To point out yet another contrast between organic and biodynamics, most of the technical manipulations mentioned above would be completely in accordance with organic requirements.’
- ‘At Benziger vineyards, the goal of biodynamics is to produce wines with a sense of place.’
- ‘And he knows a hell of a lot more about biodynamics than he lets on.’
- ‘Eventually, he tells me, he'd like to involve biodynamics more comprehensively on the farm, and ‘get the community more opened up to the idea.’’
- ‘At Bonterra, Fetzer's organic label and entrepreneurial ‘test shop,’ Dolan is testing a special subset of organic farming called biodynamics.’
- ‘Rudolf Steiner introduced the principles of biodynamics in the 1920s in his book Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture.’
- ‘He talked about farming and biodynamics while shifting the baby from arm to arm and inspecting our baskets of small green leaves.’
- ‘They talk about biodynamics as a holistic system of agriculture that views a farm as a living individual within the larger framework of the living earth and universe.’
- ‘He credits horticulturist Alan York with introducing him to an environmentally responsible land-management system called biodynamics, which is winning acceptance among winemakers and home gardeners alike.’
- ‘Despite sounding like a rather macho washing powder, biodynamics actually represents a form of extreme organic farming.’
- ‘As Cullen says, biodynamics is more of a philosophy than an agricultural system.’
- ‘As well as the wines themselves he did an excellent job of covering the history of the region, the domaine itself and biodynamics.’
- ‘Some arrive well-versed in the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, having attended Waldorf schools or worked in a Camphill community; others come with experience in organic farming but with no real knowledge of biodynamics.’
- ‘In biodynamics, we are using the energetical world and reconnecting that to the vine.’
- ‘The two met on a biodynamic farming course at Emerson College in East Sussex, England, and grew together in their view of biodynamics as the most sophisticated, mature version of organic agriculture.’
- ‘Organic and biodynamics win hands down if its natural.’
- ‘Although biodynamics is a holistic practice and in some sense, a way of life, ‘going biodynamic’ is possible for any gardener.’’
- ‘I knew from Michael that the second kind of spirituality involved a way of farming called biodynamics.’
- ‘Sowing seed, cultivating, and harvesting according to cosmic rhythms is one aspect of biodynamics that fascinates most people.’
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