5 Simple Criteria for Reading the Body

More notes and thoughts from the Tom Myers "Body Reading 101" seminar.

1. Primary Rotation


Assess the most substantial rotation in the thoraco-lumbar spine.

2. Left/Right


Compare the left and right sides of the body. People with significant differences in the two are often in need of reconciling the masculine and feminine aspects of themselves.

3. Front/Back


Observe any front/back movements in the structures of the body. Significant differences here often reflect a dynamic between the public and private aspects of the person.

4. Top/Bottom


Observe differences in the proportions and the quality of the top and bottom portions of the body. Significant differences here often reflect a dynamic between introversion and extroversion.

5. Core/Sleeve


Compare the mid-line of the body--running between the legs, through the pubic bone, navel and sternum--to the outer sleeve of the body--the arms, the outer legs, the shoulders and the sides of the trunk.


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