A small region of the body, an important junction of the limbs and the torso. Groins (also know as the inguinal area) is where the lowest end of hte abdomen meets the beginning of the thigh, on either side of the pubic area. Some are forced to pay attention when they have a groin strain or ‘pull’. But even though most of us who never giving a thought to this area, it is only because we have got used to living with chronically ‘tight’ groins. Groin tightness is common across the spectrum – from those who spend a significant amount of time seated, to runners, bicyclers and other sportspeople. While groin injuries are obviously painful, the tension that can be unconsciously held in this area becomes obvious only once it is released – the Ahh! in this Series title is a sigh of relief when we feel the groins softening!
This Short Course explores various positions and actions, including some very interesting prop usage to coax softening in the groins. While most of the sessions are active, the last session of the Series is a relaxing breath-focussed session.
Part1: Bringing Movement to the Groins: Preparation for more Complex Actions
Part2: Bringing Further Movement to Groins
part3: Soft and Supported Preparation for Squatting
Part4: Beyond Squatting to Arm Balances and Inversions
Part5: Breath Experience with Soft Groins