Sounding We Relax Our Upper Back

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Charleston Samu Rii Marquis CSRM

In last week’s blog post we introduced you to the exercise ‘Happy tree blowing in the wind’. This is a valuable therapy to relax our upper back. To do this, we moved our upper back in circles while standing. Click here for the exercise description if you don’t know it yet.

Today we increase the therapeutic effect of this exercise by adding ‘tone symbolism’. Tone symbolism means that we intonate the rhythmic movement pattern. We can achieve deeper and more thorough relaxation with sound symbolism. We improve our perceptive awareness.

With sound symbolism to flow of movement

In the exercise “Happy tree blowing in the wind” we use sound symbolism to promote flow and fluidity in the transition from contraction to extension.

Why sound symbolism?
Through sound symbolism we create

  • more flexion and extension and
  • a more constant and continuous flow of movement.

In addition, sound symbolism strengthens our body-mind continuum.

How it works?
Check out our 30-second retro video just below;) It was recorded in one of our wonderfully inspiring Bodyhood Pilates workshops many years ago with a group of very wonderful participants. They shed blood, sweat and tears in their quest for a blissful weekend experience. I’m watching it now!

Try it & fly with it!


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