We're picking up momentum.
I hope you are feeling the benefits of being more aware of your body.
The aim of the course is to have you add the stretches one on to the other, particularly these first 3 videos which you can do all in bed or lying down on a mat.
By the end of the 30 days you will have thirty 2-5min tools you can incorporate in and around your Every Day.
If you did this that would be between 1-2.5hrs you stopped and tuned into you!
So today we are focussing on the spine, in case you hadn't worked it out already from the title ;)
The spine is pivotal to movement, designed to move in 6 different directions supported by many muscles, tendons and ligaments that connect to it, it needs to be both strong and flexible. Most importantly, it houses the Central Nervous System of the body. These are the nerves that run from the brain, down the spine as the spinal cord and connects to all the different parts of the body, forming the communication system between mind and body. As Wikipedia puts it, "it integrates information it receives from, and coordinates and influences the activity of, all parts of the body."
So needless to say it is pretty damn important and we need to ensure the spine is healthy and that we maintain the space between the vertebra of the spine to allow the nerves to radiate out from it unrestricted.
It is often said in yoga and Chinese Medicine, we are only as young as our spine is flexible.
It's time to get it moving.
So today's challenge is to start to pay attention to the spine, firstly through the stretches and then as you move throughout your day. We'll be talking more about the spine in future days, but for now, watch the video, move the body and observe what's happening for you today in the spine. And as we're ever changing beings, every day will be different.
Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,