Jun. 29th, 2010

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One of the nifty exercises we were all practicing on each other this weekend was whether we sat evenly on our two sit bones (the ischial tuberosities).

We all started off sitting down, cheerfully telling each other "of course the weight distribution is even when we sit down!" Then our partners put their hands underneath us, feeling the bump of the sit bones. Hmm. "Uh, it might not be as even as I thought..." Then we stuck our own hands under our butts to confirm. Nope, not so even at all, actually. Shift shift shift.

Then we practiced moving our lower backs anterior/posterior, as if the low back were a set of tricycle wheels going forwards and back. Our partners took notes and helped us to move accurately. I don't think any of us nailed that on the first try, either (I pivot left, as did my partner).

This is a pretty clear illustration of why practically everyone has some scoliosis; at a very basic level, many of us aren't distributing our weight properly, even when we think we are. I bet if I can keep thinking about re-educating my body to sit properly, I'll basically lose my low back problems.

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