Feeling a little heavy hearted? Do this.

Heartbreak can distort the body. I see it in some folks when they get older and kyphosis starts to set in - the upper back rounds from bad posture and a form of protecting the heart. In order to let things pass, it's a good practise to remain loose of limbs. An open joint will find it difficult to suppress an emotion. Conversely, free your mind and the rest will follow.

(but for most of us, working with the earth quality of the body seems easier that the etheric quality of the mind).

Lie on your back with your hands clasped behind your head or your arms just freely open to the sides of your head. Lay here for as long as you can bear it and breathe into the diaphragm expanding the rib cage. This posture allow more healing breath to come into the wounded area. Opening the arm pits stimulates the lymph nodes in the area to stimulate removal of the built up tension.

It can feel confronting at first. Little moments every day. If you need a recovery pose, childs pose is lovely afterwards to calm the mind - be sure to put pressure on the forehead.

Love, Sandra@a+W

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