Stockholm : 28 mars – 1er avril 2015
Thanks to its structure, the shoulder joint, which connects the arm to the ribcage, allows the arm to move in many directions in space.
Its liberty determines the ease and fluidity of these movements, not only of the arm and the hand, but also of the fingers, be it for grasping and moving objects, the efficacy of gests in certain sports, the quality of drawing, or the fluidity and precision of playing a musical instrument, a.s.o… When the shoulder girdle is in it’s neutral or relaxed state, the respiration is able to develop with more ease and comfort.
Habits, traumatisms and a natural tendency to isolate different parts of the skeleton in their functioning, reduce the mobility of these joints therefore limiting their movements and often causing an increase in the effort needed to act. This in turn reduces comfort, fluidity and efficacy.
Nürnberg : August 29th – September 2nd, 2015
During this advanced training, François Combeau will focus on verticality as it relates to the dynamic interaction between the head, neck and the 7th cervical vertebrae with gravitation. He will explore that very important part of our spine, C7/T1, as it relates to the upper cervical spine, atlas , axis and the head. When true verticality returns, the head, which bears the sensory organs, recovers total freedom of movement, broader visual and auditory fields and the perception of contrast.It swivels on the seventh cervical vertebra, which provides the « unstable stability » for it to remain upright without having to be held up by the neck muscles.
Through different explorations, we will also discover how much that vertebrae area (C7/T1) is one of the key for a good and functional larynx freedom and a real « bones resonance » for our voice.
Helsinki: 12-13 Septembre 2015
The human being’s skeleton, as well as the brain, is conceived and organized for movement, whether this involves the handling of a dynamic equilibrium, displacements and spatial orientation, the use of the arms and hands to take, receive, and act, the mobility of the neck to allow the sense organs to move, or the fluidity of opening the mouth.
If the bones determine the solidity of the skeleton, the joints, through their configuration and degree of mobility, define the « potential for movement » in three dimensions. They also permit a better distribution of effort and the gearing down of force (like pulleys in a mechanical system).
Habits and traumatisms, along with the tendency to isolate the different parts of the skeleton in their functioning, have reduced the mobility of these joints and thus limited our movements, often increasing the effort needed to act while reducing comfort, fluidity, and efficiency.