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Excerpts — Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery-2nd Edition

Learn which senses create the best results for you

When you hear the term imagery, you probably think of pictures in your mind’s eye. But an image need not be visual; it can be located in any one of your senses.

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Use these examples of Sensory Images to test your sensory preferences and skills

Imagine a waterfall in front of you. See the sunlight reflected in it, making it glitter like a fluid diamond; feel the pressure created by the water’s force; hear the high and low pitches of a crescendo; taste the water droplets on your lips; smell the pungent, enriched air.

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Understand the importance of exercising the transverse tarsal joint

The transverse tarsal joint (the midtarsal joint) is composed of the talonavicular and the calcaneocuboid articulations (figure 11.38).

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Learn imagery exercises for the transverse tarsal joint

Imagine you are wringing a towel while keeping it in a straight line. Visualize the facet of the navicular spinning on the head of the talus. Notice that the medial aspect of the transverse tarsal joint is moving more than the lateral. After twisting one foot, compare the feel and balance of both feet in a standing position.

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How the musculature of the abdomen and back work together to improve alignment

Often muscles seem to be running in discrete lines and directions, with insertions and origins being discernable.

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