Free Your Head

Free Your Head

In my last several posts, I’ve been drawing your awareness to the front of your spine.  Releasing the tensions we hold within our bodies at this depth can restore mobility, ease and freedom we didn’t know were missing.  Upper-cervical-facet-jointsIn this video you’ll practice a movement meditation that can restore mobility at the joint between the top of your neck and your cranium. This area so often expresses stress as rigidity, and is exacerbated by long hours spent in front of computer screens…

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Computer Neck Pain: A Prescription

Computer Neck Pain: A Prescription

You’d think, having spent the better part of 30 years teaching people about posture, that my own would have paragon status.  It’s pretty good, I’ll admit, but that doesn’t stop me from being unconscious about my body use in certain situations.  Like sitting at my computer and getting lost in a project…

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Stiff Eyes and Neck Pain

Stiff Eyes and Neck Pain

This morning I happened to read an excerpt of a poem that described someone has having eyes that were “stiffened” in horror. “Stiff eyes”—what a striking description. And it got me thinking about the connection between stiff eye muscles and stiff necks.

To feel what I’m talking about, try this experiment. Lightly place your finger pads along the back of your neck, just below your hairline. Then imagine a fly buzzing around in front of your face. Follow the fly with your eyes, but without moving your head around…

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