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  1. Introduction
    5Sections
  2. PART 1 -- HEAD/NECK/TORSO RELATIONSHIP
    13Sections
  3. PART 2 - ARMS/TORSO RELATIONSHIP
    12Sections
  4. PART 3 - TORSO/LEGS RELATIONSHIP
    12Sections
  5. PART 4 - HIP JOINTS/KNEES/ANKLES RELATIONSHIP
    10Sections
  6. PART 5 - BODY RELATIONSHIP TO FEET
    10Sections
  7. Conclusion
    3Sections
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PART 4 – HIP JOINTS/KNEES/ANKLES RELATIONSHIP

Cécile Raynor November 23, 2021

These 3 joints tend to be taken for granted until they start complaining. Yet, they are part of most of your movements. They allow you to move up and down in space. You need them to get in and out of a sitting position. You need them to squat down to the ground, to get in and out of your car. You need them to get in and out of your bed. So, they get a lot of use daily, and, as you started discovering earlier in the course,  how you use these joints is crucial to the quality of your movements and your general well-being. Unfortunately, because of misconceptions of movement spread widely and increasingly since the 19th century, many of us have come to unknowingly misuse these lower body joints as much as we have come to unknowingly misuse our upper body joints. We have been using muscles to do the job of our joints creating “fake joints” or “made-up joints”. These muscles eventually complain about being misused. If you experience discomfort or pain in any of these joints, or in your leg muscles, you can greatly benefit from the content of this course. As it was true for the upper body, if you do not have complaints with these joints, you are still likely to discover something that will help you keep it this way. So, let’s see what you can discover about your leg joints as you move up and down in space. Let’s see what can help you prevent or decrease challenges in these muscles and joints. You will need a chair and a small water bottle for the guided movement sections. Know that It is not about doing it the right way or the wrong way. There is no such thing with movement or posture. Either you experience an integrated movement and all body parts work harmoniously together. Or not. And here, you learn to know and appreciate the difference. The fluidity, effortlessness, and lightness of your movement show that your joints and muscles are cooperating with each other and with your body’s intelligence needs. The lack of any one of these attributes shows there is room for improvement.