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Old 02-06-2006, 10:18 PM   #46
Janet Rosen
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Re: Aikido & Pilates

paul, no, actually what i'm saying is that *chronically* tight or even deformed and contracted muscles (beyond my hamstrings, thinking of my friends w/ c.p. and about how folks w/ scoliosis respond to muscle and soft tissue manipulation) DO move bone w/out breaking it by slowly realigning joint staraucture and changing alignment of bone w/in body. the skeleton is NOT a fixed unchanging size and shape. bones can turn within the body without breaking, and relative position of bone end can move within body in response to trauma or to muscle pulling, so bone is NOT a fixed thing that defines muscle length any more than the earth is a single fixed solid circle.

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