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Breathing ritual for spine health Part One Cervical Spine

The top of your spine holds up and supports our head. Breathe into the top of your spine which is deep into the base of your skull. Notice the tension and then breathe out.

Do this again, allow the breath to gently move into the areas of tension in the top of your spine, the Atlas, and then release the breathe….move the breathe at your own comfortable pace…and once more breathe into the Atlas and then release…move the neck if you need, swivel, rotate or stretch it as you need…notice the tension you have released in just three breathes.

 

Next

To the second vertebrae, the Axis which also helps us hold our head up and support its rotation. Breathe in to this second vertebrae….notice the tension and then…breathe out and release. You may feel your shoulder tension in this breathe…..breathe in again letting your shoulders drop release and you posture correct in a little or large adjustment….And release….last one in …..notice the space you are creating in this neck, bend or move the neck in any way you’d like to release any stiffness…. And breathe out.

 

The third cervical spine… the third vertebrae.. breathe in…hold…and out…….again breathe in…notice the tension wanting to release and breathe out….last one, breathe in….notice….and breathe out feeling free to move you neck head shoulders and body in any way that allows you to remove and clear any tension you may have been holding in this area of the body….and breathe out…..

 

There are seven cervical spine….

Breathe in now to the fourth……notice any tension and release with the out breath…breath in…and out……..breath in……and out….. you know what to do now.

 

The fifth….. breath in…notice….breath out….release…

The six ….breath in….notice…..breath out……release…

The seventh – this is often the big bony prominence on the back of our neck….breath in….notice…..breath out……release…..breath in…..notice….breath out….release… and last one breath in…..notice…..breath out…..release….

 

Move you neck and shoulders and gentle rotate your head…

And when you are ready move back to centre.

 

Repeat the breathing as much as you’d like in areas of increased tension in the body.

This gently intentioned breathing has the ability to reduce physical tension and also tension from over thinking………..

 

If you have any questions please reach out.

 

For those who want and are able to…stay with us as we continue to move into the thoracic spine…. Continued as Part Two.

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