Pelvis and Neck

When I played during the week with the first rolling to sit ATM we did recently, I spent some time on a particular moment in the movement that’s always felt stuck for me. And I uncovered something about how I could “unstick” that moment in the movement by varying what I was doing with my pelvis (and therefore my whole spine).

So this recording is a demonstration of how you can take one element of a lesson that piques your interest and turn it into a whole process to discover something new. This discovery also will relate to the 2nd rolling lesson we’ll do.

Class in Halifax was small this week and very personalized–there’s more background conversation that you might only half-catch, but that’s fine; just listen for the instructions as usual.

There’s also a spell in the middle of the lesson on the “shoulders” that was not part of my plan–it just arose out of working with the student there. You might or might not be able to imagine or experiment with this idea of “a movement of the shoulders” that was parasitic to rolling the pelvis, but I’ve left it in the tape as it introduces important ideas about “parasitic movements” and how you can work with them. If you aren’t doing anything “parasitic” with your shoulders, maybe you are with your back or your jaw. Then you can take your own “parasitic movement” through the process you hear us go through on the recording, a process of beginning to break the hold of habit and introduce options.

(It was a very windy morning; that’s not traffic but the trees you hear, and hear us commenting on!)