Shoulder and Hip Circles
A movement process for you
Here is an approximately 20 minute, side-lying process for improving pretty much anything. Ease in the shoulder and neck, ease in the hip and back, improved walking and twisting, improved sense of length and breathing. Remember, improvement happens because you work in your range of comfort, and continually think, where can I soften to make this movement smoother, clearer? Can I breathe more simply, or soften in the hip joints?
Scan either seated, or lying down, and then the movements are side-lying.
I offer you the option to pause the video and then do the other side. If you are addressing chronic pain, it is nice to do both sides--calming. However, you may feel free to stick with one side, and see what happens. If you do this, I recommend also paying attention to what is happening where you make contact with the floor or mat.
Heather Danso, now Heather Emanuel, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner, Restorative Yoga teacher, LMT, and Awareness Through Movement® facilitator.
As an artist, she playfully explores work in Acrylic, printing, and multimedia, creating portraits and abstracts that explore expression, playfulness, identity, and the possible. Her CV is here.