The sphenobasilar junction or sphenobasilar synchondrosis (SBS) is a cartilaginous joint in the cranium where the body of the sphenoid and the basilar portion of the occiput meet or articulate. Restrictions in any part of the cranium will affect the entire cranial structure however, it is the movement of the SBS that is pivotal to the entire cranio-sacral system.
Restrictions at the SBS (such as compressions, twists or torsions) can lead to dysfunction of the endocrine system, reduced cerebrospinal fluid flow, decreased vascular flow into the cranium, etc. Restrictive patterns at the SBS can also reflect restrictions or traumas in other parts of the body.
This clip is a short movement meditation of the six patterns that can be felt at the SBS – flexion/extension, compression/decompression, lateral shift, vertical shift, side-bending and torsion.
(In this clip my torso or arms represent the sphenoid and my legs the occiput, with my waist being the SBS joint?).
Music: 'Fairy Tale' by Me!
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