In the previous article, we discussed the first level of healing.
After we’ve unlocked the limited areas in your spine and there is more awareness of your body through breath, we being the next level of healing which involves stretching your spine.
We don’t do stretches before this because your body is too wound up. Imagine tuning the strings on a guitar. If you keep tightening them and stretching them, eventually, they will snap. Similar to your body, if it’s tense and tight, we don’t want to stretch it beyond what it can handle and snap.
Along with the physical stretching of your spine which is good for increasing range of motion, working your tense muscles, increasing flexibility, injury prevention, etc. we do an emotional stretch.
The emotional stretch helps you to grow outside of your comfort zone and expand your boundaries.
In life, your comfort zone in your body is the range of motion that your spine can move through and that also defines the range of emotion that you allow your body to experience.
We make the areas we stretch even more receptive to the feelings that we’ve been trying to avoid and in doing this, you feel the emotion of a few minutes and you see how much effort and energy it took to avoid this. You realise that it’s ok to go there and your comfort zone expands.
Stay tuned next week for the next level of healing.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.