Fans of the Hip
The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs and into the one spine and therefore has a hugely complex role to fulfil in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as ‘the joint that determines symmetry’ and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis – the keystone of human architecture – by organizing the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.
1. How the soft tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern: the so-called fans of the hip
2. Using these fans to balance pelvic tilt and torsion
3. Learning to work accurately, effectively and sensitively with the abductors around the ischial attachments and deep lateral rotators running towards the pelvic floor
4. The psoas complex and the many theories about how it affects the pelvis, the lower back and hip patterns