Our shoulders are one of the most misunderstood areas of our body. This post explores our shoulders – how we think about them, releasing them, what happens when we lift young children, how we drive and “treatments” you can explore.
Can you make your fingers tingle, just by drawing your attention to them? Perhaps your eyes soften or your jaw releases through pure thought.
Well, maybe it is time to start playing with other parts of your body.
|Leonardo da Vinci|
Most people hunch forward a little when using a computer or mobile phone. Is pulling back the shoulders the right response? Lots of people do it. But this narrows the back - why respond to narrowing at the front by doing this.
Instead, think width along the collarbone, from the middle where it attaches to the sternum out to the tips.
Helping a post-natal mum
Pregnancy puts new strains on the body. Caring for the baby imposes yet another set of strains on a body that has been softened up by the hormones that are released to aid in the birth.
|Firmin Baes - Doux rêves|
Text message ‘light fingers on the wheel’
A client recently texted me to say she would arrive late for a lesson. I knew that this would make her a little anxious, especially as she hadn’t driven to me from work before. I texted back “don’t hurry. Light fingers on the wheel. Release shoulders wide.” She laughed when we met, and said that these suggestions had certainly helped her during the trip.
What is the best massage for shoulders?
Nothing is like a good shoulder massage – hands softly moving across and up and down, or probing deeply into tight spots.