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The Empty-Handed Hat ©2010 Mark A. Foote


"The Empty-Handed Hat" is a Flash illustration of these things: movement in the sacrum, forward and back; support for L4 and L5 from the pelvis, vertically to L4 on inhalation, horizontally to L5 on exhalation (support from the ilio-lumbar ligaments); the movement of the diaphragm in inhalation and exhalation, tied to L1, L2 and L3 and supported by L4 and L5; and the alignment of the legs and pelvis to the sacrum, effected by the weight of the body through the activity of the psoas.


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