Q: After listening to your podcasts I feel okay allowing myself to be in anterior pelvic tilt (lordois) rather than try to control it in some other way toward a more posterior tilt of the pelvis. Yet when I’m “allowing” myself to go there, I feel it keeps going – should I keep going?
A: We humans are living processes not static objects. Your system has an expression that it is attempting to complete. So yes keep going there while safely in constructive rest position – on a padded floor, use a softly 3/4s deflated slo-mo type inflatable ball placed under the back of the upper Psoas (behind the solar plexus) to help you feel supported and open your throat – it is what I call “startle” expression.
I recommend exploring “startle” position and here is why: if I understand that my organism is expressing itself and is not a static object than I pay attention to the expression and value it as meaningful. For example the expression we call lordosis expresses a warding off or startle response, which lifts and thrusts the body. Have you ever watched a 2 year old have a tantrum? What do they do? They arch their spine and scream. That is an expression of frustration, dismay, anger, or warding off – whatever it may be called, it is a core expression. We are living organisms that EXPRESS – however we learn to control our expression and we do it in many ways through various forms of inhibition. I am not interested in acting out but I do see that expression lives on in the organism and when I allow myself to move in the direction it is already going or manifesting, with conscious awareness, I can recover neutrality or what may be understood as a more balanced position in space and time.