Let’s talk soup. If you have a bowl of soup and tilt it what happens? It spills, right? The pelvis is remarkably similar in structure to a bowl and the same “spill” principle applies when the body is pulled out of alignment. Instead of spilling the contents of the pelvic bowl, our bodies compensate for the tilt with structural changes. This image shows what happens to our body alignment when this tilt is to the front or back of the body:
In another example, when the pelvis is tilted to one side, leg length starts to change, and again the whole structure has to compensate, which is pictured here:
This sort of structural compensation is frequently the root of our pain, and can often be connected to compensatory restrictions within the fascial system. As the fascia releases, so does the structure, resulting in more mobility and less pain. Keeping your pelvis balanced can be effective in relieving a wide range of symptoms affecting the head, neck, back, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps, jaw, and feet.
If you're interested in learning more about fascia and the importance of how it functions in your body, Keren will be giving a free presentation at Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee on Monday, February 24th. 'Something's Missing - The Fascial System' is an exploration of this vital component of your health. For more information or to register for the talk, visit Good Harvest's website and click on Classes & Events!