Q Tip # 16: Crown Pulling

May 15, 2014 0 Comments

I read a lot.  I curl up.  I slouch.  I stay in the same position way too long.  I lose track of time.  And then, I  get a stiff neck.

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life, love, wellness

After I turn the last page and emerge from my mini-retreat, I need relief and relaxation for my poor neck and head.

The Crown Pull clears the cobwebs from my mind.  It calms me and loosens tight muscles.

  1. Breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth and:
  2. Put your thumbs on your temples, fingertips resting at the middle of your forehead.
  3. Apply pressure and slowly pull your fingers apart, stretching the skin. Breathe deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth  Repeat four to five times.
  4. Place your fingertips at your hairline and repeat the stretch.  Again, repeat several times.
  5. Repeat this pattern starting at the top, center, and back of your head. Continue until you reach the base of your neck.
  6. Move down to your shoulders and push your fingers in and hold. Then pull across your shoulders towards the front.
  7. Hold your hands there until it feels right, then quickly release and drop your hands/arms.

Note:  If your hair stays all neat and in place, you may not be applying sufficient pressure to release the muscles and stimulate the nerve endings in your scalp.  But, hey, maybe you won’t care as much about a perfect hair day once you are all chilled out.

There are several YouTube videos demonstrating the Crown Pull.  Here’s a Crown Pull Demo.  And another Crown Pulling #2 start at 5:57   (Regarding the videos I suggested:  I honestly don’t know anything about Chakras and I’m certainly not giving medical advice.  I do know that I when I use Crown Pull, I feel more relaxed when I’m done.)

So, enjoy your book, my friend, then pamper your head and neck.  Namaste, Becky.

 

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