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Obliques

[continuation on last post]

Previously, I reorganized the front side (psoas) and established a comfortable ‘X’ Pattern utilizing the ‘sit bones’ and sacrum, (after soft tissue release on the left internal oblique). 


With stability established, I reevaluate the oblique relationships. More, (range and/or access to tissues not previously available), means refining old patterns through soothing repetition. Each secured range leads to the next- front, sides, back must be able to meet through rotation.


1. Side Bends

My first priority here is keeping length through the left side (pelvis-rib cage). Second, rotating with the same pattern and reference points on each side. Lastly, seamlessly transitioning between each side, (the ‘X’ pattern provides the base and point of transition).


2. Extension

In order to keep length through my left side, it is helpful to reach an arm across the body. This establishes the cross-body relationship of pelvis to rib cage, another ‘X’ pattern and another system of leverage which utilizes the shoulder blades and arms in much the same way as the ‘sit bones’ and sacrum. (Leverage allows push/pull to be mutually reciprocal).


3. Circles

Bringing it all together in a circular range.  Utilizing sequential relationships of rotation to transition around (base of support to center of mass).





Reminder.

Like everything that I post, movements and progressions are relative-

1. they are relative to self

2. they are relative to each other

Individual/isolated movements offer a smaller and easier 'point' of focus, a chance to examine how one part may interact and integrate with others and subsequently how they fit into the whole. Exercises/movements both easy and complex should enhance understanding of each other.

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