So we’re continuing work now on the Hara.
Moving to the upper part of the Hara above the belly button here actually. Continuing
this clockwise motion with our fingertips moving around. Now with my thumbs I’m going
to splay out actually, all the way up to the bottom rib. Feel the bottom rib with your
thumbs and use your, that V between your index finger and your thumb to feel the bottom rib
and work outward.
Work your way down to the hips. This is a place where you can really get in touch with
the person’s breath. And she’s not laughing. When respect is fully established here you
can even use your full weight for pressing in. She knows that nothing bad is going to
come to her. Now I’m going to go on Sara’s side here and put one hand on top of the other
hand. And we’re going to create a wave like motion, it’s referred to as rocking the Hara,
believe it or not. Rocking the Hara. Does it feel okay ? I can really feel her belly
loosening up actually since I started this. It’s gotten softer, which is good. We’re so
conscience in western culture of having a strong abdominal area but we should be soft
down here. She can be strong in her musculature but be loose in the diaphragm. You know they
always tell opera singers and anyone working on stage that have to be relaxed in the diaphragm.
Because if you’re relaxed down there, you’ll have full breath and you’ll have a rich, deep
voice without working very hard. And when you’re relaxed in the diaphragm, it’s pretty
sure that you’re relaxed all over. I think that does it for the Hara and then we’ll move
on to the legs.