Self Care for Shoulders

Self Care for Shoulders


Hi, Welcome to Ortho–Bionomy With Tracy.
I’m Tracy. Today I’d to show you a little bit of self
care that you can do with Ortho-Bionomy. Ortho-Bionomy is a very gentle technique.
What we try and do is find the way the body is actually holding its patterns. Then we
exaggerate that pattern. Instead of trying to force something into
a position that’s not comfortable, the body says “I’m protecting this, so I’ve shortened
everything and I’m going to hold it here.” If you try and stretch it all you do is make
that muscle tighter. For example, on me, I’ve got one shoulder
that’s slightly higher because the trapezius muscle on this side is tightened and has shortened
everything. Instead of trying to force it down, I’m going
to take this shoulder and raise it up slightly. Make sure you are breathing. I’m going to
hold the shoulder up high for about 10-20 seconds.
If you are trying to do this for yourself, raise the shoulder up or hold your elbow and
lift the shoulder and hold it there. Make sure you breathe. When people are in tension
they forget to breathe. After that 10-20 seconds, shake things out
and now you can see that my shoulders are even.
That’s how easy Ortho-Bionomy is. Find the pattern that’s going on. Look in
a mirror and see the shoulder is rounded, head is tilted, whatever you notice, exaggerate
that a little bit. Hold it in that position while you are breathing. Count to 20. Shake
it out and then check to see if it’s changed. If you’re interested in learning more, I teach
classes, and offer private sessions. Ortho-Bionomy can be found throughout the
United States, www.Ortho-Bionomy.org, or my website www.Ortho-BionomyWithTracy.com
Hope you enjoyed this and I’ll see you later.

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