Mid Februar I had the idea for my first video for March. I wanted it to be about Feldenkrais-inspired body scans. I got down on the floor and also started to review my material on my laptop and compared it to the work of other Feldenkrais teachers and Yoga and Mindfulness teachers and also started to write a blog post and the blog post became longer and longer just like this sentence and at one point progress slowed and became laborious and then development on both the blog post and the lesson ground to a halt, half-finished it came to a complete STOP.
So- March 4th. This morning I stumbled over a video about neck movements, the drills—he called it drills—rather fiercely executed and brutal, but people love it. 3.3 million views and much praise in the comments. People like to handle themselves ruff it seems. Maybe that’s why my Youtube channel appears to be shadow-banned. Am I too gentle for the masses?
Anyways- this fiercely executed row of neck movements inspired me to make a series of short videos for the neck myself. I’ll design a number of short sequences and practice them for myself for a couple of days, then teach them, then see if it might become a row of videos. I guess. Let’s see.
Meanwhile- I opened up ChatGPT to see how well it can write about human anatomy. Turns out, I’ve had quite a pleasant chat with ChatGPT about anatomy. The little essays it writes for responses, lovely.
Me: How is the lower arm connected to the upper arm in humans?
ChatGPT: The lower arm (forearm) is connected to the upper arm through two joints: the elbow joint and the radioulnar joint.
The elbow joint is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm with the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm. This joint allows for flexion and extension movements, which allow you to bend and straighten your arm.
The radioulnar joint is located just below the elbow joint and connects the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm with each other. This joint allows for rotational movements, which allow you to turn your palm up (supination) or down (pronation).
Together, these two joints provide the necessary range of motion and stability for the arm to perform a wide range of activities, such as lifting, throwing, and grasping objects.
Me: Explain to me the radioulnar joint in plain English
ChatGPT: The radioulnar joint is where the two bones in your lower arm (forearm), the radius and ulna, meet each other. This joint allows you to rotate your forearm so that your palm faces up (supination) or down (pronation). For example, when you turn a doorknob, you use your radioulnar joint to rotate your forearm. The joint is important for many activities that involve using your hands and arms.
Me: Whats more important for lower arm rotation, the wrist or the radioulnar joint?
ChatGPT: Both the wrist and the radioulnar joint play important roles in lower arm rotation, but the radioulnar joint is primarily responsible for rotation, while the wrist provides support and stability.
The radioulnar joint allows for pronation and supination, which are important movements for many daily activities, such as using a screwdriver, opening a jar, or typing on a keyboard. The wrist, on the other hand, allows for flexion, extension, and lateral movements, which are also important for many tasks, but not as crucial for lower arm rotation.
So while both the wrist and the radioulnar joint are important for the function of the lower arm, the radioulnar joint is more critical for rotation.
Other stuff I asked: Which one is the radius and which one is the ulna? Where does the name ulna come from? Does Mickey Mouse have ulna bones too? And so forth.
So- there you have it. I finished a blog post. The spell is broken. I release all that is holding me down. I deliver myself from all negative conditions. I am loved. I am accepted. I am complete and approve of myself. The journey continues.