This week's focus: practicing breathing and unlocking your front body.
Why the front body? We live in a seated society and our bodies are forward bending mechanisms. This means that our front bodies shorten: jaw, chest, abdomen, hip flexors, and tops of our feet. When these muscles chronically shorten they cause us to lean forward, they then pull on our spines against gravity in an unhappy position. Unlocking the front body and making these muscles supple allows the tension on our spine to release and then puts our spine in a more neutral position. This will allow us then to unlock the back.
LISTEN to your body. Repeat.
Go slow. Learn the breathing. Practice daily even if for a short time. Concentrate on the myofascial release parts of the class if you are in pain.
The Backhealer Method is a simple and effective self-care method that personalizes the ancient therapeutic practices of breathing, massage, and movement to stimulate the body's innate healing response to back pain.