Tutorial #2184

Spinal Decompression

20 min - Tutorial


Find your way into more length in this tutorial with Sharon Gallagher-Rivera. She shows how grounding in your pelvis and feet can help you create axial elongation so you can work your core in a deeper way. She also demonstrates how the tools she teaches can be used in movements on the Wunda Chair and Ped-O-Pul.
What You'll Need: Ped-O-Pul, Wunda Chair, Moon Box, Pilates Pole

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Jun 21, 2015
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Hi, I'm Sharon Gallagher Rivera and I'm here with [inaudible] and we're going to talk about spinal decompression. Uh, oftentimes employees, we are cute to lift, lift, lift, lift, lift. And uh, in orde...

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Very interesting Sharon! Thank you for your detailed explanation and attention to detail.
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I would love to know more! Could you site your resources please :)
Hydie. Thank you for your positive feedback. I'm happy you enjoyed it.
Hi Abby. Thank you for commenting. First of all, there's not a short answer to that question. This information is from many years of study with many teachers in Anatomy, rehabilitative techniques, movement therapies and bodywork (aside from Pilates). I will try to cite the main influences and sources to keep it brief. The information regarding the "Short Foot" and training the lateral glutes for decompression I learned from training in the work of Vladimir Janda, M.D., who was an Orthopedist working with movement pattern dysfunction. The pelvic floor information and it's dynamic relationship to the diaphragm came from many workshops with Eric Franklin (who wrote "Pelvic Power" and many other books) and also training with Liz Koch (author of "The Psoas Book"). Diaphragm release work came from studying with Dr. Gotz Lehl (Orthopedist/Osteopath).
continued to Abby....
Some of the other anatomy information comes from workshops and/or training with Thomas Myers (author of Anatomy Trains), Sue Hitzman (creator of the MELT Method), as well as with friends and anatomy geek colleagues - Michael Feldman, Bethany Drohman, Dallas Everleth, Lizz Roman and Janyne Edwards. The "non-compressible abdomen information" can be found in numerous anatomy books, including "Anatomy of Movement" by Blandine Calais-Germain. The way this information all fits together has come from many years of study coupled with my own experiential awareness and many years of teaching clients. Again, this is just a short list, but I hope it helps. Thank you Abby!!
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Thank you Sharon for your thoughtful reply. It is great help I too am an anatomy nerd and totally enjoyed your tutorial. I have been working through the MELT curriculum myself. I wish that I were closer so that I could study under you :)
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She was once short.. now she is pinay. Great video sharon! Quilet is pretty amazing too.
You are too funny Jack. Yes, Quiet is amazing isn't she? But you are pretty amazing yourself. You guys did such a great job that day.
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Thank you Sharon! I love the way you work! So much great information!
Thank you Silke for your comment on the way I work. I truly appreciate your feedback and am glad you enjoyed the tutorial.
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