Categories : Yoga

 

When we speak of adjusting any part of the body, it is often the spinal adjustments we are referring to.  But almost any joint can become strained and distorted. And most joints can also be manipulated and adjusted including those in the skull and the chest.  Chest adjustment, particularly near the top of the chest, where key neck muscles attach, can have a profound effect on lung and heart functioning.  Tension, strain, and distortion in the chest often translates into all sorts of breathing difficulties and lung and heart symptoms.  A couple of Yoga Tools can be helpful in adjusting and manipulating the chest.  The “Wedge” and the “Roller” can be effective tools for this purpose and are shown here working the chest.

With a large Roller aligned as shown the top of the chest and the clavicle can be pressed, massaged, and adjusted.

 

 

 

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Rolling the chest is good exercise for the arms and loosens and relaxes all along the sternum.

 

 

With the forehead supported on a small Roller, the Wedge presses into an adjusts the top of the sternum and chest.

With the forehead supported on a small Roller, the Wedge presses into an adjusts the top of the sternum and chest.