Sunday, March 16, 2008

Day Two

We started the morning with meditation and pranayama at 7:00 and then we had breakfast. Unfortunately, I had not re-set the time on my watch so I woke uo an hour ealeir than encessary. So anyway, for breakfast,I had fruit of all kinds. Yummy. Then we had a Pura Vida Orientation which boiled down to "Here are all of our bodyworkers that you can get appointments with..." I have heard they are great bodyworkers here. Anyway- $100/hour is just a bit out of my current budget. Anyway- then we ahd a rockin backbend practice. It was fun. Jhn took it a bit easy on us as it was the first morning but he spent the morning focusing on how to stretch the psoas and to unravel it with Inner and outer SPiral.

Here is some big news- Inner Spiral goes all the way up into the kidneys! (Which makes me think of a question that Jeremiah asked at the Immersion about how Innner Spiral felt like it intiated kidney loop or something like that. At the time I said, "That is not how it is defined." But perhaps J-man was sensing the ever-expanding nature of the spiral and even though the language wasn't exact, that may have been what he was feeling. Cool, huh?) So even though the book says, Inner Spiral is an ever expanding spiral...that goes from the feet...to the top of the hips..."ACTUALLY it goes to the kidneys and broadens them laterally. When properly applied, the thighs, the pelvis and the kidneys broaden at the same rate. And that is part of unwinding the psoas.

You will be happy to know that I asked John if he wanted us to teach it this way or if it was a refinement. He said we should teach it this way. So then I said, "Are you going to change it in the manual?" And he said he would.

After practice was lunch after that is a little down time. We go back to practice at 4:00. More tomorrow.

7 comments:

mandy said...

That is a really great piece of info! I also think that is so cool that Jeremiah tapped into that. It just makes sense as Inner Spiral has so much to do with the Psoas and isn't the attatchment of the psoas right at them bottom of where kidney loop begins? My goodness that makes sense. Thank you so much for sharing!

Christina Sell said...

yep, that is it! And the thing is if we do not broaden the back enough then inner spiral actually binds on the front hip flexors and aggravates psoas misery... Very cool.

whatnot said...

I just have to share: I was present as Jeremiah did his little victory lap over this one. too funny. =)

Leanne said...

You are too funny. Carol mentioned how you had to keep saying in Tuscon "Yes- but we have a method!".
I love that analytical mind of yours.

Anne-Marie Bowery said...

YEAH ON THE BOOK..

Jeremiah Wallace said...

AWESOMENESS!!! I knew I was feeling something that worked.

Christina Sell said...

I gave you a victory lap in my mind, Jeremiah- thus the mention on the ole blogola... Gotta love the yoga of direct experience.
Love you guys.