Structural Integration 5
Session 5 focuses on connecting the upper body to the lower body through the pelvis (the psoas muscles (so-az). Talk about core. Not only do I feel like I have a new stride from my pelvic region, I have a new set of lower abs!
This session was intense and nothing like I've ever felt. To actually focus on lifting my leg from the psoas muscles is really cool. Being able to recognize these muscles gives a whole new meaning to movement through daily activity and especially exercise.
Today I learned that we are suppose to lift our leg through these psoas muscles and most of us usually use our quad muscles to do this. Walking around for the first time after session 5, I noticed more of a smooth sway in my hips and knees...
**break into song...knee bone connected to my thigh bone, my tjight bone connected to my hip bone, hip bone connected to my...stay tuned for session 6. ;)
I also notice that my whole legs and feet point forward when I walk. My legs stack up perfectly on my feet when I move. And of course the word of the session...Psoas! I definitely notice my psoas muscles are at work lifting my legs up to move with ease.
About the lower abs...with the work that is done to get to your psoas muscles, your abs look a bit more sculpted. You'll know what I mean once you get to this session. By the way, this session should be done soon after session 4. And also, make sure you have enough time after this session (5) to go for a short walk and try out your new lower half!
I'll be back to tell ouy about session 6 soon. Until then you can check out www.ramadavis.com for more info on SI.
Structural Integration 4
Did I mention how I can feel how each session build on the one before? Well session four gave me new legs.
Still focusing on seperating the front from the back...this time on the legs. It's amazing what heels can do to your whole line. I am a huge fanatic of heels. And ladies, I highly recommend wearing flats to this session. I made the mistake of wearing not sooooo high heels and it felt foriegn walking out of the office. I immediately changed into a pair of flats I had in the car.
My posture feels even more in line. I have knee problems and, after completing this session, It already feels like something has been aleviated. It's hard to explain. There is a noticable difference in the way I walk and even the way my foot steps and rolls off the ground.
At the end of the session. Rama did some work on freeing up my vertabrae so that it would actually "roll" instead of just bending at my lower back. And of course, more movement excercises. How to properly sit from a standing position. I'm almost to the half way point of the series and I'm thrilled to experience such fulfilling changes in my body.
...A few days after this session, I notice my "old posture" was starting to feel more and more uncomfortable. Before session 5 I found it easier to adapt to my new upright posture. Still practicing my movement excercises.
For more information on SI visit www.ramadavis.com