If I’m not free, you’re not free.
In the spirit of Juneteenth, I have made a video for the freedom of a certain part of your body that quietly gets tight without you knowing. This will also help with endless Zoom calls! What am I talking about?
Your thoracic (or just “t”) spine!
That is the center of the back, just below the neck and above the low back. If you are sitting for long periods of time in front of your computer, your body can slowly start collapsing down into the letter “C”.
Why does that matter?
Well, then the muscles in the center of the back get really tight, and then they clamp down on the vertebrae, and then the vertebrae can compress the nerves.
In this case, the nerves that come out of the middle of the back go to the organs, rather than muscles. This can sometimes cause upset stomach, or weird heartbeats, or strange breathing….which would make you think that these organs have been affected by some strange disease.
That is certainly possible, and should be checked out, but I always like to eliminate the possibility that the middle of your back might be a contributing (or major!) factor.
How do we do that? Simple!
When you are sitting, put something firm in the middle of your back to chip away at any tightness that might be developing or lurking in there. This could be a rolled up yoga mat, or your tennis balls in a sock, or my favorite: your small roller!
Watch the video below to see how easy it is, and then you can lean back and relax while you Zoom or FaceTime away!
Let me know in the comments below how this works for you!
P.S. Celebrate freedom, and more importantly make sure freedom is available to all!