In this tutorial I will be presenting a method of exploring rotation in the shoulders and hips using straight limbs. Because the concept is one of exploration and tinkering, once you have the basic idea it is possible and encouraged to use it to explore many positions and possibilities. To give you a starting point 9 exercises are presented which demonstrate usage of the concept.
This program is much like many of my other programs in that doing the exercise is actually quite simple - most people will be able to perform it correctly on their first attempt. The interesting part isn't coordinating the exercise, it's what comes into awareness after repeated usage. As such, I advise that you put this exercise in your daily routine for 30 - 90 days straight, giving it 5 - 10 minutes of attention every day for this period.
It is of particular help in restoring left/right imbalances in the shoulders and hips as it will make them *very* obvious - the rotation simply won't go as far on one side as the other.
Craig is a principal member of Physical Alchemy. He was subject to many of Dave’s early experiments, which broke him out of stasis and propelled him into becoming a dedicated student of the Da Xuan Daoist tradition. He teaches within Physical Alchemy and is also the instructor of the Da Xuan School in Sydney. Prior to this, he studied the traditional Chinese martial arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Cha Quan under Dapeng Wang for a decade as well as many other modalities of movement, strength, flexibility and general physical development.
Many of the courses found on this page bear the Aware Relaxed Connected logo and website. This was Craig's former website, which was merged with Physical Alchemy when Craig and Dave joined forces. ARC no longer exists but all the important aspects can now be found here on the Physical Alchemy website and tutorial page.