Understanding Pain in 5 minutes
Most of us have this human habit...sitting, probably since kindergarten. Some of us do it way more than others. It’s a default posture that’s very ingrained in our culture. Sitting is not so much the issue as is the amount of time we sit and the physiological stillness that coincides. Our ribcage/spine’s position in 3d space and within the serape of fascia, muscle & connective tissue adapts to the most frequent inputs over time (Law of Specificity). Sitting is just one input example. This also effects the ribcage/spine’s functional relationship to the pelvis, shoulder girdle, neck and head...not to mention the impact on breathing capacity.
One of the best and easiest ways to hack stiffness, neck and back pain is to move your ribcage/spine every dang day. It’s a very powerful way to take control of your joint & tissue health and improve and expand your ribcage/spine’s function independent of the pelvis, neck and head.
Clip 1 Basic Ribcage/Spine CARs (controlled articulation rotations)
I’m seated to bias the ribcage/spine and to harness the capacity to disassociate for walking, running and for athletic performance. Think of this as daily joint & tissue hygiene. Perform 3-5 reps in each direction and irradiate 10-30% internal tension throughout the movement (Law of Irradiation).
Clip 2 Ribcage CARs w/ Relative Cervical Motion
Ever watch someone move and their neck/head looks too glued to their ribcage/spine?
We don’t look side-to-side when we walk so we need a lot of relative cervical motion from the bottom-up. When your eyes lock onto something and you rotate your trunk or arms to the left for example, you have relative rotation of your neck to the right and so forth. This is more authentic to what really happens to the neck in upright function and athletic performance. Not only do you want full capacity to move your neck/head three-dimensionally from the top-down, but definitely from the bottom-up to maximize the health and functional capacity of your neck.
Is there a big gap in your ribcage/spine motion between the 1st & 2nd movements? How much relative cervical motion do you own? Move, Feel & Live with intentio
Ribcage CARs (controlled articular rotations)
Ribcage CARs with Relative Neck Motion