Guest Post – Effortless Walking
Walking is something we do everyday, and that makes it a great tool to work on our body and movement. I use imagery a lot when I walk, and this post is about a simple image to improve your efficiency and body mechanics. To learn more about what imagery is and how it works, you can read the introduction to this post on my blog.
The image we will work on today concerns the movements that happens inside the pelvis when we walk. It is an extremely simple image, but it will power your walk and make it effortless, by helping you recruit deep, powerful muscles and use the structure of your skeleton optimally.
- One presents the movements of the ilium, the big bone that is easily palpated just below the waist, just under the buttocks (sit-bones) and above the genitals (pubis).
- The other presents the movements of the sacrum, which is the lower end of the spine, roughly between the back dimples (if present) and the coccyx (tail-bone).
The explanatory text is in French, but the movements are explicit enough to be informative even without the explanations. The only thing worth noting is that the red text that appears sometimes on the left of the screen says that the movements presented at that moment are exaggerated.
And with that, I hope your walking becomes more effortless with every step, allowing you to devote your precious energy to whatever you’re going to do at the end of your next walking journey!
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