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By Andrea Olsen

BodyStories is a booklet that engages the overall reader in addition to the intense pupil of anatomy. Thirty-one days of studying classes heighten wisdom approximately every one bone and physique process and supply self-guided experiences. The e-book attracts on Ms. Olsen's thirty years as a dancer and instructor of anatomy to teach how our attitudes and techniques to our physique impact us day after day. a laugh and insightful own tales liven up the textual content and supply methods of operating with the physique for potency and for therapeutic. BodyStories is used as a first-rate textual content in collage dance departments, therapeutic massage colleges, and yoga education courses the world over.

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These can be found on each side of the skull slightly in front of the ears. O Gently open and close your jaw and feel the movement of the joints under your fingers. These are delicate connections, so don't press too hard. O Place your elbows on a table or on the floor. Grasp your chin with both hands to stabilize the jaw. Move the skull while the jaw remains still. This process will move the head up and back in space, away from the chin. The sockets of the temporal bones travel, or excursion, around the stable balls of the jaw bone (mandible).

When you are ready, place the skull back on the floor so slowly that your partner doesn't perceive the change between the surface of your hands and the surface of the floor. Touch the floor with your hands to separate your energy from your partner. O Have your partner slowly roll onto her/his side and up to seated. Quick movements may induce dizziness. Then stand and walk to find neutral. Talk to each other about your experience. Remember, it is not about judging good or bad. Speak about what happened.

These are your outer malleoli, the lower end of each fibula. Touch the floor. O Bring your fingers around and touch the second toe of each foot (you are bent over now, looking towards the floor, knees bent). Begin drawing two parallel lines in imaginary sand from points twelve inches in front of your feet, through both your second toes, through the center of each ankle and heel, through the center of each knee, through the center of each hip socket (deep in the pelvis). Repeat this movement several times, tracing the parallel alignment of foot to knee to hip in postural alignment.

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