Freezing, curling, and arcing are three core gestures of the primitive midline and are primal expressions of Psoas (messenger of the midline). Arcing, or what I call Warding Off can be understood as a protective core gesture for standing ground. A gesture of enlarging, seen in the expanded hood of a cobra and the huge mane of a lion it signals power to others. It can also be an expanding as when happily surprised or a defense gesture in preparation for an attack. When my spine arcs, legs and arms extend, and the volume of my voice increases, I am warding off. However, not all warding off is aggressive or meant as an intimidating or dissuading gesture. Warding off can simply be showing up and occupying space. This gesture is also seen when startled, such as being surprised by seeing a good friend in an unexpected location as well as in the lush satisfaction of an unfolding full- body orgasm. The feeling-quality and energetic expression of warding off shifts depending upon the meaning and context. When warding off becomes the predominant expression, arcing backward over a soft supportive ball, roller, or cushion helps moves us in the direction of the gesture, encouraging a wave motion to reappear that can engage a return to center.