Twist to the left in side-sitting (part 1)
The iconic starting position of this lesson is in side-sitting, with the left leg bent in front of you, the right leg bent behind. You lean on your left hand and have the right hand in front of your face. While you turn and then stay turned to the left, you do differentiating movements by turning only your eyes and/or your head; movements of the pelvis in relation to the head; side-bending; flexion and extension of the whole spine. To „twist” here means to move with a turning motion, to form into a spiral shape.
This lesson helps refining the kinesthetic sensations, making them more sensitive and differentiated. You improve your perception of minute changes. This brings improvement of your action in general, in all aspects of moving, thinking, feeling sensing. By finding mobility throughout the spine, in places that are hard to access otherwise, every case of scoliosis can be improved at least slightly.
Seated in a side-sitting position, with your left leg bent in front of your pelvis, your right leg bent backwards, your shoulders parallel to a wall in front of you. Your right hand is in front of your face, your elbow hanging and wrist relaxed. Look at your hand.
Turn left, find a reference point
First turn only a little bit to the right, then to the left, many times, find where it is easy.
- The start position already suggests the turn to the left. Don't turn at once, but ease into it. Don't force yourself to turn left, but make small movements. Do this many times.
Stop where it starts to be difficult. Mark that point in front of your nose for future reference.
Seated twist to the left, at the reference point.
Eyes to the right, head stays
Starting from the reference position, move your eyes to the right and back to your hand.
- Focus on the movement of your eyes, fluent, simple, slow. Keep breathing in an even, unexcited fashion.
Do not turn your head to the right, only your eyes. This is a differentiating movement with your eyes.