This video is Part 8 of a YogaSynergy Spinal Movements Sequence taught by physiotherapist and Director of Yoga Synergy, Simon Borg-Olivier, which he teaches in person in courses throughout the world as well as Online in courses at RMIT University and Online in courses at YogaSynergy called Yoga Fundamentals and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga.
Then I am going to twist to the right side, spinal axial rotation. I prepare for it by pushing my right sitting bone forward and my left armpit slightly forward. This will cause a reflex activation of the trunk muscles. Then breathing into the abdomen causes calmness. I begin to move the hips and shoulders to the ride side, still pushing my right sitting bone fwd even though it’s moving backwards. To come back to the middle I am still pushing my left armpit forward. Once back to the middle I release the pressure from hip and armpit. So the movement is prepared for by giving firmness through hips and shoulders and that firmness is maintained throughout. Because the hips and shoulders control the firmness of the spine my diaphragm is free to move.
You can see a demonstration of the the entire sequence by clicking HERE
You can see Part 7 of the instructional videos of this sequence by clicking here
This video was one of a series filmed by David Samulenok of RMIT University for the course entitled Applied Eastern Anatomy.This is a low resolution version of video, higher resolution versions are available in the online courses.
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