Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Pelvic Rotation in Taiji and Qigong

This month we will be focusing on rotation, specifically how this movement involves the innominate bones and the sacrum. I frequently find that, when demonstrating rotation, students often think of the pelvic structure as a block that rotates as a unit. However, the pelvis is quite dynamic and there can be much movement between the two innominate bones which allows sacral rotation to occur. This is seen also with walking or running. The back leg in gait pulls the innominate bone on that side into an anterior tilt, while the forward leg pulls the other innominate bone into a posterior tilt. The entire pelvis is 'twisted' or moves into torsion. 


When the practitioner is in a horse stance or in a neutral stance hip width apart and performs pelvic rotation, this same dynamic occurs, or at least the potential is there for it to occur. This movement will create a rotation all of the way from the feet and potentially upward throughout the body to the head, a movement that takes the joints through their full range of motion in the transverse plane.

We will be exploring this rotation in the Eight Pieces of Brocade, Taiji, Taiji Ball, and even the Core classes this month. Check out the schedule below.

May Taiji and Qigong Schedule

Monday

Tue

Wednesday

Thur

Friday

Saturday

Sun

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Core (No Floor)

Strengthening for

Qigong
9:00-9:30am est

Taiji Ball

10:00-10:30 am est

Core (Floor) Strengthening for Qigong

10:30-11:15 am est

Five Animal Sports 

10:30-11:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Five Animal Sports Practice

10:30-11:30 am est

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est

 

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est