I fell behind on the course! Been busy with other stuff.
I liked the assessment techniques in the first video-- different than more western-style assessments I have done in the past, and I like how quick and easy they are. It never occurred to me that you can tell which direction the hip is restricted in by looking at how the feet roll out (or don't roll out) when lying supine. Actually I always wondered whether or not your feet were even supposed to roll out when you are relaxed. Now I know.
Second video was also easy to understand, with all the rocking hip mobilizations. I love rocking movements. When I tried to do the rocking with my feet, though, the leg didn't move nearly as much as when I used my hands or forearms. (I was working on my husband who is of course larger than me.) So either I'm doing it wrong or it just isn't as effective. I am familiar with stepping with my feet to do compressions on the leg, shiatsu-style, so it was a little frustrating that I couldn't figure this out.
I will have to watch the third video again and ask specific questions later. I wasn't understanding the compressions, particularly what angle of incidence I should be coming in on. The technique around 17 minutes in where you "sandwich" the leg looked really interesting but particularly puzzled me how to do it.
I moved on to the fourth video, am in the middle of that now, and I love the concept of the "hip pie" and stretching in all directions to improve flexibility and function.
Anyway, I wanted to post a status of where I'm at. Thanks for the great course!
Hi Aviva, thanks for the update. I always love to hear from course students how it is going. You will have to watch the videos a few times to fine tune the techniques. If there is something which you cannot figure out, let me know and I will help you.
I am glad to hear that you like the course! 🙂