skeletal life workshops
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graceful posture: coordinating front and back
Do you wish you felt effortlessly balanced? Have you considered how the habitual tension you hold in the low back or the belly can hinder that? Unwind that tension through this special set of lessons on Graceful Posture. I highly recommend getting the whole set so you can discover for yourself how easy it is to feel long, tall, and graceful.
Do these eight lessons in sequence at least once, then pick your favorites!
1 Smooth rolling to the side, 42 min
2 Tilt to the side without flopping, 42 min
3 How to take a natural breath, 29 min
4 Smooth rolling to the belly, 45 min
5 Breathe into belly and back, 27 min
6 Tilting in standing to find your center, 33 min
7 Soft spine curling and uncurling, 43 min
8 Clarifying folding many ways, 42 min
elegant expansion: letting go of unnecessary contraction
Holding the ribs, belly, and low back is a common affliction that affects our ability to move, stand up, digest, breathe, and speak. Discover what lightness and ease really feel like by letting go of all that holding!
1 Expand the lobes of the lungs, 32 min
2 Knees to elbows, lengthening back, 45 min
3 Threading legs, softening chest, 50 min
4 Seesaw breathing, 35 min
5a Flexors and extensors part 1, 30 min
5b Flexors and extensors part 2, 26 min
6a Classical twist part 1, 26 min
6b Classical twist part 2, 25 min
7 Releasing hips by holding feet, 39 min
8 Tanden with bending knees, 35 min
FInding Wholeness: The Primary Image and the Five Lines
An in-depth look at integrating our whole self through movement. Human sensory knowledge informs our movement. How do we sense our shape, our impulses, our self-image? These movement lessons are for feeling whole and sensing how one movement flows through our entire self. This series includes synopses of the discussions we had at the workshop.
Comment 1 - Introduction, 3 min 25 sec
Comment 2 - Lines as touchstone, 2 min 45 sec
Comment 3 - human perception, 6 min
1 Five lines, tilting the plane, 48 min
2 Painting face with five lines, 24 min
3 On side, lift elbow, push through heels, 38 min
Comment 4 - Managing pain by changing reference points, 2 min
Comment 5 - Continuum of perfection, 7 min
Comment 6 - Congruent Action and Perfection, 3 min 30 sec
Comment 7 - Ideal organization and goals, 5 min 45 sec
4 Five lines, bending knee ankle hip, 48 min
5 On the side, turning around yourself, 48 min
6 Distancing arms, 50 min
7 Lengthening spine, roll arms overhead, 50 min