Exercise your organs: Liver dance for a happy back!

Did you know that exercising your organs – like your liver – can relieve tension in your back?

In this blog we are going to work with our internal organs.

Although we don’t normally think of our organs as something we need to work out, moving & visualizing your internal organs is good for your health, improve your posture, and will release tension. The organ we are going to work with is the liver.

Want to learn more about working with your internal organs? 

More about the Liver (excerpt from the Level 3 Manual – written by Eric Franklin)

“During breathing the liver is compressed, descends and compelled by the diaphragm, rotates both in the horizontal and saggital plane. Since the liver’s left lobe is located under the left aspect of the diaphragm and the right lobe under the right aspect of the diaphragm, the left lobe rotates to the left and the right lobe to the right. Therefore, inhalation causes the liver to stretch in the horizontal plane while it is compressed in the vertical plane from above. The liver also rotates anteriorly during inhalation. Since the left lobe is located more anteriorly to begin with, it does not rotate anteriorly as much as the right causing the liver as a whole to spiral as it descends during inhalation. It is evident that good breathing improves the flow of blood and the metabolic activity of the liver.”

Published by Eric Franklin, Teacher Training Manual Level 3 Franklin Method, do not reprint without permission

You can learn more about the liver and other organs during the Level 3 Franklin Method training. (Level 1 & 2 certification required). Our next level 3 training starts in 2o18 in NYC. Learn more here. 

We also have two great online courses that may interest you:



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Clinical Workshop: Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery (DNI™) for Enhancing Motor Performance in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Taught by: Dr. Amit Abraham, PhD, MAPhty, BPT

Guest Teacher: Mr. Eric Franklin, Franklin Method Founder

Date: Monday May 22nd 2017, 9AM-4PM

Location: “Arts on Site,” 12 ST MARKS PLACE, NYC, New York


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Level 1 Franklin Method© Professional Training Toronto Canada 2017

Module A:August 27-31st 2017
Module B: November 29th-December 3rd 2017
Module C: February 28th-March 4th 2018
Module D: June 6-10th 2018
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto
Primary Instructor: Morten Dithmer
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Module A: 6-11 March 2018
Module B: 13-17 June 2018
Module C: 26-30 September 2018
Module D: 7-11 November 2018
Primary Instructor: Eric Franklin & Morten Dithmer

MODULE A: APRIL 10-15TH, 2018


MODULE C: SEPT 12-16TH, 2018

MODULE D: DEC 6-10TH, 2018

Primary Instructor: Eric Franklin & Morten Dithmer

About Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is the founder and director of the Franklin Method. He created the Method over 25 years ago, first teaching in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and further in the USA, China, Japan and many other countries. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Eric teaches at universities and schools throughout the world including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. He has taught Beyonce’s & Celine Dion’s world tour dance companies.  In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China.
Eric presents his work at numerous conferences, such as the World Congress for Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the Pilates Method Alliance and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Eric Franklin is author 21 books, including of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (2012), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (2013), Relax your Neck – Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003), Inner Focus, Outer Strength (2006) and Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind (2009). Eric Franklin’s books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, Czech, Chinese and Korean.
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  • Emily Wadhams

    Thank you as always Eric..I.liked thinking of the organs having joints..:-)

    Emily in Boulder


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