Monthly Archives: February 2012
Did you know that without the collarbone your shoulder would have no bony attachments to the body? Just like a chicken wing, it would just be attached through muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The same is true for the your dog, … Continue reading
Are you right or left handed? Which way do you habitually throw the contents of a shovel or pitchfork – to the right or to the left? This will give you a hint of which way you are twisted … Continue reading
At last, I’m getting around to breathing. Most of us don’t really breathe very well. We’re rather stuck in stress breathing – hunched over, shoulders up and forward, back slumped, head forward, and tense. Stand or sit up tall and … Continue reading
So, now, on to Head and Neck Placement. The head should be directly over the shoulders, shoulders directly over the ribcage, ribcage directly over the hips, hips directly over the knees, and knees directly over the feet.
On to the ribcage placement. Once you have found pelvis neutral while lying down and knees up, try to keep your 12th rib on the mat. This may be difficult for people who want to live in imprint (flat back).
The pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles going in lots of directions at the lower end of the pelvis. Getting ahold of the pelvic floor is necessary for efficient and effective movement; it aids in … Continue reading