Spinal Movements Sequence (Part 3): Nerve Tensioning

Simon Borg-Olivier. Virabhadrasana in a Clovelly Cliff Storm, by Stuart Fell

Simon Borg-Olivier. Virabhadrasana in a Clovelly Cliff Storm, by Stuart Fell

This video is Part 3 of a YogaSynergy Spinal Movements Sequence taught by physiotherapist and Director of Yoga Synergy, Simon Borg-Olivier, which he teaches in person in courses throughout the world as well as Online in courses at RMIT University  and Online in courses at YogaSynergy called Yoga Fundamentals and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga.

Video Transcript:
“I bring down the arms and from here stretching the wrists and turning the shoulders in stretches the radial nerve. Turning the shoulders out and opening the palms stretches the median nerve from the brachial plexus of the neck. Pulling the fingers up in this way gives a different aspect of the median nerve. When I bend my elbows in this way and protract or push the shoulder blades forward that stretches the ulnar nerve. Then I bring the arms up. As the arms come up higher you lift the shoulder blades and the spine gets tractioned. But the shoulders will be compressed unless you protract the shoulders or push them forward. This lengthens the spine and releases the neck. As I take my head up, pushing my throat forward will release the neck and allow it to move freely.Turning the shoulders in also lengthens the large intestine meridian. Turning the shoulders out also lengthens the lung meridian. Turning the fingers up stretches the pericardial meridian. Bending the elbows in this way stretches the heart meridian.”

You can see a demonstration of the the entire sequence by clicking here
You can see Part 2 of the instructional videos of this sequence by clicking here

This video was one of a series filmed by David Samulenok of RMIT University for the course entitled Applied Eastern Anatomy.This is a low resolution version of video, higher resolution versions are available in the online courses.

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