Do you have the neck, wrists or shoulders arthritis, included chronic pain, muscle weakness, numbness, stiffness, headaches and loss of balance? How long do your spend in front of a computer or mobile phone? Do you have a forward head posture? Postural distortion patterns of the cervical spine are also associated with the presence of headaches and migraines.
The hands are utilised for orienting the person in space, and the shoulders, scapulae and ribcage are important stabilisers. How human beings hold their arms and hands demonstrates how they are feeling mentally and physically. Under high amount of stress the patients will experience high level of trapezius muscle tension.
Faulty neck posture affects Nucleus Tractus Solitarius, which regulates blood pressure. Forward neck posture can result in the loss of 30% lung capacity. The thoracic spine is unique in that spinal nerves go directly to organs innervating their vital function.
Yoga therapy can help patients to improve the blood circulation to heal faster and build powerful and useful hands, strong neck and upper back. Healing comes best when the parasympathetic nervous system functions well. Nose breathing is parasympathetic in function and engages the diaphragm and lower ribs drawing air deep into the lungs, where oxygen absorption is most efficient. By practicing yoga patients will build up a good habits. They will be more mindfull of the body posture and how it is stabilised and moving.
When: Wednesday 6.15pm-7.15pm
Where: 66 David Fleay st, Wright.