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December 3, 2018

You're being aware in a structured way that doesn't focus on specific parts of the body but on the whole. Nothing may happen, you may not feel anything happening, but you're being constructive and kind to yourself, and that, again, is what you want.

November 13, 2018

Wishing, Attending, and Non-Doing

Because the subject of muscles is so close to us, we have all sorts of strange ideas when it comes to muscles, usually based on the belief that there is something wrong in the form of deep tension, emotional holdings, or carrying stress...

October 27, 2018

Applying the means-whereby principle to an activity means little if, to begin with, you do not have an improved working of the primary control.

October 3, 2018

The following exercise helps to release the hips by keeping the knee direction while lowering the leg into extension, which inhibits the tightening of the hip flexors and the muscles on the back of the leg. Done properly, and this exercise undoes the psoas muscles cros...

August 29, 2018

The whole point of these exercises is to bring about this release -- particularly in the inner thighs and in the flexors across the front of the hip, which correspond to the pectoral region of the shoulders. It is only when we get this release that the knees will be ab...

August 20, 2018

Flipper Movement of the Arms

Another interesting way of advancing the arms on the ground is to use the hands and fingers as flippers. 

If you place your hands palms up, you'll find that you can creep the hand along the ground by deviating your hand at the wrist and using...

August 14, 2018

We continue our exploration of the semi-supine position. The following is a sequence of arm movements, to be performed experimentally and carefully. 

Moving Your Arms on the Ground

1. Lying in semi-supine with your hands on your midriff, bring your arms down to your...

July 26, 2018

It is difficult to believe that making such simple movements can bring about substantial improvements in bodily coordination, or release muscles that are chronically tight.

July 24, 2018

We continue our series of posts exploring the semi-supine position. Here, we begin to experiment with simple movements. Developmentally primitive positions allow us to create a living laboratory, where we can observe our habitual motor behaviors under highly controlled...

June 25, 2018

It is important to remember that lying down in semi-supine is not a relaxation exercise -- that is, it is not meant to bring about a complete relaxation of muscular activity but a toned, lengthened condition of the muscles. To this end, you must remain alert throughout...

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