Human Kinetics Journals is pleased to announce that our content will be hosted by the Atypon Literatum platform as of August 2, 2016. This platform move will provide a significant upgrade to our website’s infrastructure and functionality, as well as an exciting new look. More information about the new site coming soon!


Shopping Basket 0
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

HUMAN KINETICS

Excerpts

Think of your pelvis as a basin and avoid spilling the contents

by Karen Clippinger

The instruction to "imagine your pelvis is a basin and avoid having the contents spill out by letting it tip" is sometimes used by teachers in an effort to maintain desired alignment of the pelvis. From an anatomical perspective, the directive parallels the concept of a neutral pelvis and avoiding letting the pelvis tilt, particularly in an anterior direction. The problem with this image is that the pelvis is not horizontal but has an angle of inclination. Furthermore, a student who is accustomed to dancing with an anterior pelvic tilt will generally feel that the pelvis is "level." So it is frequently necessary to use tactile or visual cues such as placing the hands on the ASIS and noting when they are vertically aligned relative to the pubic symphysis to identify a neutral position (see Tests and Measurements 4.1, p. 179). Then, the basin or bowl image can often be successfully used to achieve the desired pelvic alignment.

 

This is an excerpt from Dance Anantomy and Kinesiology.


Facebook Reddit LinkedIn Twitter

Get the latest news, special offers, and updates on authors and products. SIGN UP NOW!

Human Kinetics Rewards

About Our Products

Book Excerpts

Catalogs

News and Articles

About Us

Career Opportunities

Events

Business to Business

Author Center

HK Today Newsletter

Services

Exam/Desk Copies

Language rights translation

Association Management

Associate Program

Rights and Permissions

Partnerships

Partners

Programs

Certifying Organizations

Connect with Us

YouTube Tumblr Pinterest

Terms & Conditions

/

Privacy Policy

/

Safe Harbor