Now that we have connected to the front and back superficial lines along with the superficial and deep arm lines it is time to connect with the lateral line (LL). This is where I admit that this is my personal nemesis, IT band, side rib cage and tightness at the front of the neck. In fact, after beginning my personal work with the LL it became very apparent that my left quadratus lumborum was at the root of my low back pain. Still lots of work to be done, always a work in progress.
If you are suffering from any pain along this fascial connection, please do not hesitate to contact me to set up a personal consult to discuss a healing strategy.
Session 3: The Lateral Line
- Session Type: Superficial
- Line Type: Cardinal & Helical
- Intention: Differentiation
- Anatomical Focus: Neck, arms/shoulders, spine, pelvis, lower leg & foot
- TCM Merdian: Gallbladder Meridian
- Open the body’s sides
- Spread the side rib cage with the breath
- Connect to the lateral core
- Peroneal fascia, iliotibial tract, quadratus lumborum, scalene myofascia
Try working at the wall to support the back line of the body so that the full potential of the LL can be appreciated without being "pulled" by the front or the back of the body.
- Childs Pose with Side Bend
- Side Plank
- Crescent Moon
- Gate Pose
- Seated Side Bends
- Parivritta Janu Sirsasana
- Extended Side Angle
- Triangle Pose
- Half Moon
- Wide legged forward fold
Here is a simple sequence to play with at home: