A big thank you to Ken Crenshaw of the Diamondbacks and the amazing minor league and major league staff for being such great hosts once again at the beautiful Salt River Fields. Ken, you and Ryan really made me feel special when you showed up in your Larry Legend socks and then presented me with the Celtics shooting shirt. You didn't have to do that, (but I'm glad you did). Hand on the heart for the '86 C's. I always feel like a first class guest when you bring us in and we at PRI are honored to be a part of the performance equation in your organization.
Grateful to have Skip George and Kentaro Ishii in attendance as Skip finalizes his preparations to take the lead as an instructor for this course in 2016 and as Kentaro translates the Postural Respiration manual into Japanese for further expansion of PRI into Japan. You two are first class professionals, capable peers and will be fantastic instructors for this institute. It was a pleasure to have you both there.
As a class, we explored the space across the back of the thoracic cavity and discussed the autonomic nervous system response as related to rib cage position and airflow. We talked about moving the ribs into a full state of internal rotation with the lower ribs moving down, moving in and retracting back into a state called Zone of Apposition.
We talked about the spinal, pelvic, rib cage, airflow and abdominal requirements for good diaphragmatic breathing and also the common compensations seen when these requirements are not met. A lot of time was spent visualizing the tri-planar motion of the rib cage "egg" as related to the abdominal/pelvic "egg" and vise-versa. This allowed us to see the diaphragm as a prime mover for alternating reciprocal gait and tri-planar human performance. What a great weekend with a room full of great professionals.