One of my favourite Craniosacral holds is the 5 pointed star, you have to love how sacred geometry touches all of life! The 5 pointed star involves reminding the body of the relationship between the base of the cranium, the hip points and the shoulder points, so as a practitioner, I'll move around these points usually over a 10-15 minute portion of a session.
Why is it so special? Well, holding the left and the right sides of the body at the same time allows the neural relationship to be heard. In essence, the body remembers how to talk to itself and remembers where its fulcrum is (these 5 points dance around the fulcrum). It is a truly beautiful thing to witness energetically - yet it can also lead to cranial pelvic balancing - because of course, energy is followed by structure.
Some of my notes of experiences of clients during the 5 pointed star hold include:
"felt like a spiralling 5 pointed dancer around a central fulcrum point"
"right shoulder felt higher and spongy, the diagonal hold enabled this to settle back into balance"
"right side felt higher than the left; right hip was holding trauma; as I moved around the 5 points, client reported feeling lighter"
"client at first felt like a heavy stone where her body met the table - then she felt her whole body as intact and together (pelvic tilt through childbirth rebalanced itself)"
The image that often comes whilst doing this practice is of an autumn leave gently meandering to the ground, to a still place, on the whisper of a wind.....
Craniosacral sessions are available with Ri in Bristol, Cirencester and Cherington.