Spinal Waves

Trailer Music: http://johnclarkemusic.com/

In this video I demonstrate and explain a drill that I use on myself and with my students to develop awareness of the entire spine, its capacity to undulate and wave, and individual awareness of each vertebra and its position both in space and relative to the other vertebra. Try to do 30 days straight of 5 - 10 mins of spinal waves per day, your spine will thank you for it!  

I have purposefully left some details vague so as to encourage the viewer to explore for themselves, so instead of thinking of these as "the correct way to do things", try to think of them instead as clues that will help you perform your own in depth explorations.

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Craig Mallett



I am a teacher (and student!) of the Daoist tradition known as Ba Men Da Xuan. The tutorials shown on this page are *not* from the Da Xuan tradition, rather they are a reflection and repository of my accumulated practices before this, including a decade of training traditional Chinese martial arts (Xin Yi Liu He, Cha Quan and Yang style Tai Chi) under Dapeng Wang, various explorations of MovNat, Ancestral Movement, Gymnastic Bodies, various Movement Culture modalities, Stretch Therapy, Physical Alchemy, Parkour, Dance, and much more.

Many of the courses found on this page bear the Aware Relaxed Connected or Physical Alchemy logo and website.  ARC was the original name of my solo explorations, and from 2017 - 2018 I was joined with Dave Wardman under the banner Physical Alchemy (a banner which this site shared for a time). ARC no longer exists and Physical Alchemy has returned to being just Dave; I am now back to rolling solo - this time without a particular brand name, just me :)

Contact Me:

email :: craighmallett@gmail.com
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Instagram :: @craigmallettdx

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