We had a great Teacher Training day on Saturday and one of many juicy tidbits to come forward was Rebecca's sharing of her source for Spinal Charts she uses with her senior group. - Guma
Rebecca: I found through retreat teachings, that I only had a vague idea of the shape, size and details of the spine (as well as the organs and other parts of my body in general). I imagined the spine more on the surface of my back than it is in reality -- particularly the lower lumbar spine curves deeply into the center of the body. The anatomical images (and Bucky of course!) helped me to visualize more accurately and with more detail, the reality inside my body. This in turn helps me to ground my awareness in my body as I practice. I was actually able to release a stuck spot between my sacrum and lumbar vertebrae by visualizing the spot more accurately while moving gently. Still working on that area, but it's opened up a lot.
I purchased the Human Spine Disorders poster on Amazon for around $8 to put up in the room for a class of seniors that Melanie and I have started to teach. For SBM practice, I bring attention to the image and it's location in the body. I also fold down the title to take the word/idea of "disorders" out of the picture. It's a good and very affordable resource for teaching. There are posters like this for different body parts and systems.