Blue Skies 2007 Shoulders
Blue Skies 2006 hips 1 hips 2
Remember, these are NOT exercises!
These are movement sequences designed to develop your sensitivity, and increase your feeling of vitality by awakening unused areas of yourself.
Recovering flexibility and full use of the body is like unravelling a tangle of knots.
When trying to release a single thread, you gain nothing by forceful pulling.
Blind obedience to prescribed exercise without creative exploration will only leave you in an endless struggle.
here are some pictures from 2006
Movement sequence at Blue Skies, August 5th, 2001 . (AY#233)
All of these movements are to be repeated several times
This is not a performance, you are not in a competition.
You are simply exploring new ways to move.
1.- Lie on your back (abbr: LOB) knees bent up, feet standing
Pressing the feet into the ground, lift the back, starting with the pelvis.
Notice what sort of effort is involved. Repeat several times.
1.1- Raise the back to a comfortable height, then shift the pelvis Right & Left (abbr: R&L).
Notice how the spine responds, and in particular, what happens in that curious area between the shoulder blades.
2.- LOB (lie on back) Right knee up, foot standing (abbr: RKUFS), Left leg extended, on the ground.
Both arms are extended down, palm up.
Push the R(ight) foot into the floor to help lift the R hip, rolling the weight onto the L(eft) side.
Lift only the R hip, not the L hip.
2.1 Lift the R hip and hold the position. Turn the head to look towards the R hand (palm up), do not lift the head off the ground.
Allow the R arm to lengthen towards the R foot, not a stretch, just a gentle reach that lets the back of the R hand creep along the ground towards the foot.
Let the lifting of the R hip and the resulting slight arch of the R side of the back contribute to the lengthening of the arm.
Let it all down and REST on your back.
3.- LOB RKUFS (same starting position). The R arm is extended down along your R side, hand, palm up.
Lift the R(ight) foot to place the R heel into the palm of your R hand, then bring it back without lifting the hip.
Repeat several times. Notice what is involved.
3.1- Place the R heel in the palm of the hand. Bend the toes up to lift them off the ground. Repeat.
Lift the toes, then allow the sole of the foot to follow, the heel stays leaning on the hand. Repeat.
3.2- Repeat the movement of lifting the front of the foot 20 times quickly with minimal effort.
Stretch it all out on the ground and rest. Notice the difference in feeling between the R&L sides.
4.- Repeat all of the previous movements on the L(eft) side.
Have a look at some pictures
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