This book provides a complete picture demonstrating the complex interconnectedness of the musculature, fascia, and joints, and the implication of these deeply intertwined systems for movement through Pilates, yoga, and other fitness disciplines.
Black’s richly illustrated presentation style will allow the instructor to grasp the biomechanics underlying posture and dysfunction and hence to enable change and improvement.
Part 1: Starting at the Base: Sole to Spine
Chapter 1: Our Base
Chapter 2: Motion of the Leg
Chapter 3: Whole Lower Chain
Part 2: Pivotal Point: Where the ribs meet the lower spine
Chapter 4: Trunk Connection
Chapter 5: Ribs Inspired: The diaphragm as a breathing and postural muscle
Part 3: Resilient Shoulders to Head
Chapter 6: Resilient Shoulders
Chapter 7: Weight Bearing on the Hands
Chapter 8: Movement of the Head and Neck
Part 4: The Whole Body Conclusion
Chapter 9: Perception and Felt Sense