When there is a problem in an upper or lower limb, going back to their embryological origins can be helpful to recalibrate the length and cellular organization of the limb.
The heart and lungs are a ball and socket joint. The heart can rotate inside the lungs and the lungs can rotate around the heart.
We often think of movement and touch as being muscle based however all the body systems play important roles in the support and articulation of our body.
Initiating movement from the lungs can increase range of motion in your shoulders and spine, which is different from initiating movement in your muscles.
When we bend forward, many of us are actually shifting our pelvis and center of weight backward, and bend backward by shifting our pelvis and center of weight forward.
The heart is usually approached as a separate organ that pumps blood through the rest of the circulatory system. In my experience, looking at the heart as a pump puts stress on the heart.
Many of us are holding in our pelvic diaphragm due to being instructed to pull up and tighten our core and/or to tuck our tail.
We don’t often think of our endocrine glands as offering us support in our alignment and movement. We are usually instructed to make adjustments through our skeletomuscular system.
Rather than motoring our body from a preconceived idea about it, we can change our approach and open our perception to what is actually occurring.
What is the difference between range of motion and the ability to move freely?
This month is the 50th anniversary of the School for Body-Mind Centering®. We began with 3 students in our living room in New York City.
Embodying our yolk sac and amniotic cavity offer us support in front bending, back bending, and in balancing.
Explore along with Bonnie how your pelvic diaphragm and perineal body and how they support the abdomen in this short video.
So many of us have been instructed to lift our sternums to achieve a form or posture. It’s a mechanical action that can tighten our spine, ribs, sternum, and shoulders.
Bonnie’s experience of the crura of the thoracic diaphragm differs from what’s found in the literature.