Heart Lifts

One of the most important strengths is the ability to nourish the heart & uplift spirits. Another interaction of mind & body working together to shift energy, improve posture & outlook. Postural dysfunction is often caused by head forward misalignment, muscle imbalance in shoulder girdle musculature and unconscious collapse in the heart space. Mental & physical tension resides in upper trapezius & levator scapulae, trigger points from weakness accumulate throughout rhomboids, mid & lower trapezius, as well as the rotator cuff muscles. In subconscious guarding of the heart, one might experience persistent pain in pectoral region or the back of the heart. First, take a breath (inspire to fullest capacity!) and smile into your anatomical heart & the Anahata energy center. Listen. Next, as your inhalation initiates any heart lifting asana or exercise, lead with the heart, lifting sternum, spreading collar bones, gathering shoulder blades toward the spine, thus creating support for the heart & the glenohumeral joints. Breath by breath, rep by rep, daily, I must get behind myself & invite my heart to lead. Try it & see how you like. XOs

Valencia. My body was most supple after a nice bake and beach nap.
Washington DC. Peaceful Warrior.
Ukumehame Beach. Open hearted Warrior.
Nosara. Reverse Plank.
Visiting Gail somewhere in FL. Always fun!
The Reflection Pool. Updog.
Kahului. TRX Row.

Body tells a story.

Published by silasveta

As a curious athlete of life, you will most often find me engaged in cultivating, contemplating, studying and experimenting with my passion for movement matters of a human body. Stance & posture, ladies & gentlemen, are paramount in navigating ups & downs of living. Our musculoskeletal capacities may malfunction in the modern world. It is my calling to tune up, get moving & keep moving your flesh & bones...the mind & spirit are encouraged to attend.

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