Duration: 25 minutes.
Format: This is a brief lesson done on the floor.
It's a nice lesson by itself, or you can do it as a lead into next week's lesson. What are we doing next week? We are getting up and down from the floor with ease! Stay tuned.
We are rotating the pelvis, feet and head like cogs or gears. Notice the relationship of how each area of the body influences the rest of the body ie "cogs"
This class is done mostly lying on the floor. You might want a pillow for the side lying moves.
Things we explore
The first part of class is done standing, followed by moves on the floor.
Things we explore
If you are familiar with some standard names of somatic movements, here are some things we play with. If no, no biggie.
Things to know
This class is done primarily on the floor. We do a majority of the class lying on our sides.
This routine draws focus to the hips at first, but then we play with movements of the torso, rib cage, pelvis, and shoulders to influence how they free up the hips. And if the hips are moving more freely the knees and feet will too. It's all connected!
Moves we explore:
key words: walk, walking, running, runner, run, contralateral, bilateral, rotation, hips, shoulders, waist, back, chest, abs, abdominals, rectus
This was a class I taught in my final module of my 3-year training in Calgary to my classmates and teachers. No pressure! :-)
I find this lesson really helps with balancing the pelvis and evening up leg lengths. Most often when someone is diagnosed with a "shorter" leg it is actually coming from the torso. There is a tighter waist on one side of the body and it hikes a hip up. "shortened" legs are often due to hiking a baby on a hip, how one sits with a foot tucked under hip, a sprained ankle, or repeatedly having abackpack slung over a shoulder.
Things to know:
Most of the routines are 45-60 minutes long.
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That said, please remember Somatics is not about addressing one muscle at a time or certain areas of the body. Humans function as a whole system, so no matter what the focus of a class, everyone can benefit.
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