A wonderful comment came in about Bonnie’s exploration of the Relationship between the Center of the Scapula and the Center of the Wrist.
This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. We all have a different alignment and range of our upper limbs. You’re assuming it’s normal to have awareness of the center of one’s scapula and centering that into the capitate. In what position or task would this alignment happen – pulling, free movement, weight bearing, etc. and what is the ideal alignment you’re talking about?
Thank you to the person who posted this question. It exemplifies the problems created by describing movement through words, rather than directly transmitting movement via movement and touch. It either resonates with one’s experience or it does not.
More words may only create more confusion, but I will see if more words can perhaps be helpful.
Embryologically, we each develop uniquely. However, there is a basic template underlying that development. While the size shape, and proportions of bones vary between everyone, for each person they develop in sync with each other. All of our cells are in relationship and communication with the whole of us. The more we have awareness of those internal relationships, the easier our movement becomes.
For example, it doesn’t matter the shape of one’s scapula – there is always a center. The position of the upper limbs doesn’t matter, including weight bearing, pulling, free movement, as long as there is awareness of the center and the capitate. And there are other bones and joints between the scapula and wrist, as well as the hands and clavicle at both ends of the arms.
An assumption with what I have written is that the reader is internally aware of their bones. The study begins there.
And, before beginning that search, is the desire to become aware and to seek that path of experience. Then the questions and answers come from within ourselves and are shared with others on a similar journey.