Rehearsal 6: review tracks, spiral line, helix, limitation and perspectives

Review the arm lines (deep back arm line, judo roll goes into functional back line)

Review front back and lateral lines. Connection to movement patterns: flexion, extension, homolateral, cross lateral for spiral line. (Could use this as a warm up)

Spiral line. Look at graphic on Myers’ website. The continuity under the feet stabilises the ankle. Feel spirals and turns. Deep. Either connecting to ankle inversion and turn inward, or eversion, turn outward and connect to the erector spinae.

Refers to the Helix pattern by Steve Paxton (Material for the Spine)

When turning outward: feeling more erect

Difference between the deep front line and the superficial front line.

The deep line includes  the diaphragm, adductor, pericardium.

This gives a sense of the inner core, related to the vital organs.

Trial: I sense how the inward rotation of femur has an impact diaphragm and heart fascia (AT, p.184)

Integration of all the myofascial lines and name them out loud.

Outcome : Specificity and accuracy, dexterity of movement and how to use the layers of the body (like a ‘millefeuille’, a French pastry with layers). Access to different depth of being and expressivity. 

Feel continuity of lines through the whole body rather than moving in isolation (ex: psoas and hip flexion, or integration of diaphragm and breath and heart)

I feel the whole body really warm from the inside and tingling. Deeply activated. Inner sleeves gliding upon each other.

Limitation and perspectives in my findings:

  • My perspective as a dancer

How my dance training influence and conditions. For example I relax the toes when I bend forward. This seems to disengage the continuity of the superficial Front Line. I also flex hip from the psoas rather than from the rectus  femori. This seems to suggest to work from a deeper inner layer rather than overusing the quadriceps, which seems to be more functional and sustainable.

  • My perspective as massage therapist

My training and knowledge of the muscles origins and insertions as well as the muscles’ actions make it easier to access and understand the AT train tracks.

To explore next:

Video on fascia and fascia imagery (video by Guimberteau) . Viscosity of fascia.

Shearing concept- Inner sleeves concept – Hydrostatic pressure