Welcome to Skeleton Arms!
I call it skeleton Arms because, throughout the lessons, I emphasize the detailed movements of the skeletal structure of the arms, shoulder girdle, and upper back.
These are areas in which we, as humans, are really good at collecting tension and pain. It’s as though, for some of us, the weight of the world rests on our shoulders. It’s a common reaction to coping with stress, anxiety, fear, and worry.
And, quite frankly, it is an area that is hard to work with. It’s hard to touch, it’s hard to see, and it’s harder to feel. There are actually fewer tactile nerve endings in the upper back than in the front of ourselves.
Fortunately, we have our proprioception. Proprioception is also known as our sixth sense. It is our ability to sense our movements and the position of ourselves in space. Sensing our selves in this way, combined with articulated awareness, and specific guided movements, allows us to feel our skeletal structure. When you do that, your brain and nervous system begin to organize around the solidity of the skeleton.
Many of our habits pull us away from relying on our skeletal structure. So we end up using muscular effort and tension instead. This just builds more discomfort.
The more you sense your skeletal structure, the more your nervous system organizes your musculature to move the skeleton. Which is ideal. To have the muscle working in service to move the skeleton instead of limiting it by creating tension and rigidity.
Hence, the name, Skeleton Arms. You will do three easy lessons lying on the floor with detailed movements to help restore your skeletal awareness, create ease in your movements, and reduce or eliminate tension and pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.
- Skeleton Arms Intro
- Taking The Arm Back On the Side
- Rolling Fists
- Reaching Like a Skeleton