Anyone who says the structural alignment and activation of this area is NOT important is crazy. This is one of the reasons why I cringe when see people trying to manipulate their own neck or see videos online of therapists gross manipulating the cervical spine. Not only does it look bad, but it is…
Elevated stress hormones in the long term have been demonstrated to contribute to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and more!
It did not matter what I did. After a few hours of sitting, it did not matter how straight I was sitting. My back was a mess. I couldn’t focus anymore. And it felt like there was a dark cloud lingering over me.
In most cases, these things were anything but sudden or spontaneous. They were an accumulation of years of habits and rituals that created the build-up that PREDICTABLY caused the event.
We are setting a precedent and a standard for our lives that CANNOT be normalized. We can’t normalize dysfunction. We can’t normalize disconnection. We can’t normalize abnormal development in our kids.