While the technique is safe enough to learn as you go, the impact on the spine is significant. Come into the studio; lie lengthwise on a foam roller, and settle in to gravity. A few minutes after the hour, I begin to offer cues and imagery on how to move the spine through all of its patterns of movement, in all the planes of motion.
Accompanied by acute attention to breathing, the movement on the roller creates an oscillation in the spine which rejuvenates its suppleness and frees nerve paths. The flowing motion shifts you out of high alert tension and into a deeply creative space of theta brain waves. The latter part of the hour, the roller is used either to deeply manipulate muscle and connective tissue, or leverage pure stretch from the limbs.
NOW, during Corona Era, classes are available through teleconferencing on some Wednesday evenings, and other adhoc times. You do NOT need a ‘foam roller’ for this practice. A rolled mat, towel, rug, bolster or other item with a rounded surface on which to lay the length of your spine, supporting your body a few inches off the surface of the flooring, will do. You must have entire length of spine supported, from pelvis through the back of your head. Contact kathleen to be on the list for notification.