The source of inspiration and motivation for me in music, trapeze, and other mind-body work, is the constant process of self evaluation and change. There’s always something new to explore and always the excitement of reaching for new heights (both metaphorically and literally). Right now, the next area for me to explore is going to be the shoulder blades! Lack of clarity in this area is currently holding me back in my trapeze swing, so I’d really like to turn that around and make it a new strength.
While I’m clear about the structure, function and size of the sterno-clavicular joint (where the collar bone meets the breast bone–and the only place where the arm structure skeletally attaches to the torso); I’m still foggy about the movement of my shoulder blades. Engaging the muscles of my back that move my arm structure (particularly the trapezius) when and how I want is difficult for me. I’ve never spent much time training these muscles and it shows in lack of strength, and (more notably) in the lack of sensitivity (meaning that I’m not very effective at discerning the movement/engagement of this area).
I’m excited about this new project! I believe it can help to make my trapeze swing easier and HIGHER 🙂 !!!! Perhaps it would make flute playing easier as well!