Body Positions

Body Positions

Please note that the limbs of your body can vary in these positions and will be directed in detail per routine.

This means that your body is on the floor where your ventral side, or chest, is facing down, while your dorsal side, or back is facing up. The P-Knot will be between you and the floor on the targeted area in the Prone Position.

This means that your body is on the floor where your dorsal side, or back, is facing down, while your ventral side, or chest, is facing up. The P-Knot will be between you and the floor on the targeted area in the Supine Position.

This means that your body is recumbent on the floor on either the left or right side of the body, where the opposite side is exposed and facing up. The P-Knot will be between you and the floor on the targeted area in the Side-Lying Position.

This means that your body is sitting on the floor, or on a chair. The P-Knot will be on the targeted area between you and the surface you are sitting on in the Seated Position. If you are using a chair with a back to it, the P-Knot can also be between the back of the chair and your back.

This means you are standing up with both feet on the floor. The P-Knot will be between the floor and a foot in the Standing Position.

Note, in some variations to routines, it requires a Standing Position with the P-Knot between you and a wall. If this is the case we will assume the wall is the floor and will use the Prone, Supine, and/or Side-Lying Positions the same way where the P-Knot is between you and the wall on the targeted area.

This means that you will be on both knees, directly underneath the hips, and the lower legs or shanks are straight behind you. You will have full hip extension in the Tall Kneeling Position. In other words you will be as tall as you can possibly be while both knees are on the ground.

This means that you will be on both knees, directly underneath the hips, and the lower legs or shanks are straight behind you. You will have full hip flexion in the Tall Kneeling Position. In other words your buttocks will be “sitting” or contacting your heels while both knees are on the ground.

This means that you will have only one knee down on the ground while the other foot is out in front of you. The foot that is front should be flat on the floor, pointing forward, close to your midline, and the knee will be at a 90 degree angle. The “knee down” side will be in full hip extension while the foot out in front will be in hip flexion. In other words you will be Tall Kneeling on one knee.

Also known as quadruped. This means that you will be one both knees while at the same time both palms of your hands will be flat to the floor. The hands MUST be directly underneath the shoulder, and both knees MUST be underneath your hips.

Leverage Positions

Leverage changes the exertion of force through manipulation of weight on the P-Knot

This means that in any of the previous positions mentioned, there is a drop in depth of the surface that was originally constant, or level. P-Knotting from a deficit is where the targeted area has a distal limb (s) hanging or dropping off into space, or below level. For example if the targeted area is the Thoracic Spine in the Supine Position, the legs are not on the same level of the floor as the P-Knot, but rather hanging off a drop in the floor such as a stage or platform.

This means that in any of the previous positions mentioned, there is a rise in depth of the surface that was originally constant, or level. P-Knotting from an Over Hang is where the targeted area has a distal limb (s) extending outward or hanging over into space, or above level. For example if the targeted area is the Thoracic Spine in the Supine Position, the legs are not on the same level of the floor as the P-Knot, but rather jutting out onto a raised surface in the floor such as a stack of books or chair.

This technique can use any of the P-Knot Techniques. Sandbagging is simply adding an object for the external force of gravity to a targeted area. Certain targeted areas may be performed in a Body Position that displaces the majority of the body weight bearing down onto the P-Knot. In this case adding some weight can help to assist in a deeper and more effective P-Knotting session. The object of external force could be anything that provides the desired pressure, or it could be a body part of the non-targeted area. There is also the option of using the body part or weighted object as another tool to perform Self Myofascial Release above the targeted area. This is called a P-Knot Sandwich. Please note that stationary objects can also be used to push or pull into the P-Knot as well.

 

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