What does it mean to bring your awareness to your pelvis in class? As teachers, we know that the alignment of our pelvis is key to the safety of our physical body, and the way to a deeper understanding of all asana and meditation practice.
A teacher once described my pelvis as the hub of a wheel. When there is damage or misalignment to the hub of a wheel, we get poor function outward to the tire, and unnecessary wear and tear.
We know that the primary purpose of our pelvis is to transfer energy generated from our body weight and gravity during all of our tasks. It’s the transfer point of our practice, with our upper body sitting on top of the pelvis requiring a stable base – and the lower body swinging from the pelvis, needing the same stable base.
Ideally we have three systems working in harmony to control the pelvis: our passive system, active system and motor control. The passive system consists of our bones, ligaments and fascia, while our active system consists of muscles. Last but certainly not least, our motor control comes from our brain connection to the muscles.
What happens when we create an unstable base, or bad pelvic alignment? So many common issues that we as teachers have experienced… excessive movement through our SI-joint, weak legs, poor breathing, over activation of larger muscles creating stiffness and rigidity and the under development of small
stability muscles, key to our flexibility and stability. Most commonly with misalignment, and or a failure in one of our three systems, is pain.
NEUlotus was designed to support all three systems. First, the passive system, by helping to tilt the sacrum forward to create a stable base. Second, the motor system, by aligning the pelvis so the larger muscles can relax and the small stability muscles can activate. Lastly, our motor control system, by allowing our brain to not be bombarded with tasks, allowing us to focus on muscle recruitment, timing and patterns. NEUlotus was designed to bring your awareness to your pelvis, enhance your experience, and grow your practice.
Align. Connect. Breathe.