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
Body tells a story.