Location: West Bucktown, 2528 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647.
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See, touch, feel and move. In this series of anatomy workshop, we will learn through embodiment. Engaging all of the senses to integrate our differentiated selves. We will learn, play, and move with the often intimidating subject of anatomy. We will set the stage for the weekend with an overview of what integration is, why it matters and how it relates to the study of anatomy. We will review the preliminary physiology of fascia, muscle, joints and the primary building blocks for movement in the gravitational field.
The shoulder girdle organization is largely a function of how we relate to space and the orientation of the hands as they relate to the world and the “things” in it. We will take an embodied tour of the anatomy while considering gesture, coordination and how we see ourselves in the world.
Joints represent the relationship of the two bones creating it. The knee, for example, is the relationship of the thigh and the leg, which is driven by the hip/pelvis and the foot/ankle. As we dive into the anatomy, we will consider the forces that play into structure and function.
This session will be an exploration of spinal mechanics and patterns of vertebral motion from both bio-mechanical and an evolutionary perspective. The spine preceded our arms and legs both embryologically and from an evolutionary perspective. The spine is where the girdles meet and its organization is driven by many factors that will be explored.
The pelvis is where the spine meets the legs. While we explore the anatomy, joints and ligaments of the pelvis, we will look also consider patterns that contribute unwanted mischief; like the various manifestations of low back pain syndrome, degenerative hip disease, forward head, and more.