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Our skeletal system gives our body the basic form through which we locomote through space, act on the environment, and sculpt and create the energy forms in space that we call movement. Through embodying the skeletal system, the mind becomes structurally organized, providing the supporting ground for our thoughts, the leverage for ideas, and the fulcrums or spaces between our ideas for the articulation and understanding of their relationships.
Embodiment of the skeletal system provides the foundation for the psychophysical qualities of clarity, effortlessness, and form.
This video is one of a series of three videos on the Skeletal System including Lower Limbs, Upper Limbs, and Axial Skeleton. It presents key Body-Mind Centering® principles that bring ease, flexibility, and strength by embodying the bones and joints of the axial skeleton (central core) - spine and skull - through movement and consciousness.
Embodying the bones and joints of the axial skeleton (central core): the spine and skull, including sections on the six curves of the spine, the skull, hyoid bone, thoracic and pelvic diaphragms, relationship of the pelvic halves and legs, the embryological development of the axial skeleton and a bonus disc of axial skeleton guided somatizations.
DVD Set • Four discs; 7 hours 12 minutes
Streaming Video • 7 hours 12 minutes; English subtitles
This video contains the following chapters (click here for a printable list):
Disc 1: Embryology of the Axial Skeleton
- Endoderm and Ectoderm
- Perineal Body and Extraembryonic Mesoderm
- Guided Somatization: Axial Embryology (1)
- Growth of the Lateral Sheaths
- Paraxial, Intermediate and Lateral Columns
- Vertebral Columns, Myotomes and Dermatomes
Disc 2: Axial Skeleton Part 1
- Six Curves of the Spine
- Tail to Feet and Head to Hands
- Palate to Low Back
Disc 3: Axial Skeleton Part 2
- Thoracic and Pelvic Diaphragms
- Pectinate Line and Anal Sphincters
- Coccygeal and Perineal Bodies
- Relationship of Pelvic Halves and Legs
- Bonnie Working with a Student: Pelvic Halves and Legs
- Excerpts on the Philosophy of embodiment
Disc 4: Guided Somatizations
- Guided Somatization: Axial Embryology (2)
- Guided Somatization: Skull
- Guided Somatization: Palate to Low Back
- Guided Somatization: Relationship of Pelvic Halves and Legs