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Awakening the Spirit of the Spine

The spine is the axis of our being The embryo in the womb first creates the central spinal axis and then the body grows around this axis, the axis of our individual world. The top and bottom of the body, the two sides and the back and front of the body develop soon after. We then spend the rest of our life with our spine “behind” us. We face the world and all of life moves from back to front, from the spine into the world. The physical spine is one of the primary supporting structures for our body and mind. It is also the basis of our individual consciousness as the spinal cord where the nerve cells within the spine carry all those nerve signals that are required to sustain our waking, dreaming and sleeping states of being. To awaken the spine what should/can we minimally do every day to keep our spine as strong, flexible and healthy as possible? Flexibility postures and stretch technique partnered with pranayama (breath control) create a strong and …