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  1. Introduction
    5Sections
  2. PART 1 -- HEAD/NECK/TORSO RELATIONSHIP
    13Sections
  3. PART 2 - ARMS/TORSO RELATIONSHIP
    12Sections
  4. PART 3 - TORSO/LEGS RELATIONSHIP
    12Sections
  5. PART 4 - HIP JOINTS/KNEES/ANKLES RELATIONSHIP
    10Sections
  6. PART 5 - BODY RELATIONSHIP TO FEET
    10Sections
  7. Conclusion
    3Sections
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Addendum to Audio Part 1A

Cécile Raynor November 23, 2021
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The tips you were given in Audio Part 1A to move your head more efficiently can best work if you are not interfering with your neck by the way you use the rest of your torso. If there is interference, you cannot fully access your nodding joint and you use your neck instead to start your head movements.

That is why you may be carrying more tension in your neck than necessary.

Slouching or holding yourself up in what you believe to be “good posture” are both forms of interference.




Slouched posture versus non-forced upright posture

It is only when your head is poised at the top of your spine and supported by the ground all the way through that both your head and neck can do their part effortlessly.

The challenge is that you may be confusing what is natural with what is familiar. If so, what is familiar feels more natural than the natural way.

This is especially true when arching your back is experienced as sitting up straight.

                                          Sitting with an arched back yet assuming it is upright

Using a mirror and looking at yourself sideways is often a good first step to become aware of this tendency. To change this habit requires awareness of other aspects of it that are being covered in this course.

Slouching compresses your organs and interferes with their optimal functioning, whether it is your breathing, your heart rate, or your digestion. Slouchingalso affects your lower back, your upper back, neck, and shoulders. When not centered and relaxed above your sitting bones, your organs and your back will eventually complain loud and clear!




Sara Valverde @ Akasha Yoga Studio

Your backgets tired quickly when feeling upright includes holding and/or arching your back. As a result, this approach to being upright is not sustainable andyou quickly surrender to gravity into slouching. Does this sound familiar?

Finding your center is key to moving your head without stressing your neck and the key to sitting effortlessly and comfortably. 

This course is helping you do just that! 🙂

Click the right button below to access your Movement Audio for Part 1B.