The shoulder girdle in relation to the pelvic girdle

You move in and out of flexion from either direction at a time: from your head and shoulder girdle, and from your legs and pelvic girdle. Then both directions are combined and thus form the flexion pattern distributed evenly over your whole self. To conclude, the main area of leaning on the floor is shifted up and down your back, thus moving the center of flexion up and down alongside your torso.

This lesson will harmonize and clean up the way you go into flexion. At the same time it will give great relief to tension in the back. The flexion pattern is built step by step. The connection between pelvic clock movements (6 to 12) and the same movements of the shoulder girdle are explored. Emphasis is placed on perceiving the ever changing leaning points on the floor. The lesson is designed so that the movements can be explored slowly and in minute detail, thus being a safe lesson even for people who have back pain (that is caused by too tightly contracted back muscles).

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1

Supine, on the back

Sense points of contact

Where do you touch the floor? Observe so that you can tell changes throughout the lesson.

Sense points of contact

Where do you touch the floor? Observe so that you can tell changes throughout the lesson.

2

Supine, on the back

Stand feet, knees towards ceiling

Observe the change of contact with the floor during standing and lengthening your legs.

  • Your lower back is pressed more or less to the floor. The position of your pelvis changes too.

Stand feet, knees towards ceiling

Observe the change of contact with the floor during standing and lengthening your legs.

3

Supine, feet standing with knees towards the ceiling.

Reference movement

Lift head

Look towards your feet. Observe what you notice about this movement.

Reference movement

Lift head

Look towards your feet. Observe what you notice about this movement.

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