Jessica Lichaa, E-RYT 200 Answers
I would recommend you looking into learning more about the fascia and its role in our cellular health. Movement within the fascial tissues, the body's connective tissues need to be moved more regularly than what we are accustomed to moving. Most movement practices are focused on muscles and bones, while practices like Qi Qong and what I teach, called fascial awakening embodiment practices, focuses on moving the tissues of the body.
Within the your body's tissues are the highways and pathways of your brain cell and body cell connections. When tissues in our body, from the face and head, down to the feet become numb and unable to feel sensation, while carrying tension and stress, fluids shut down from flowing and we suffer from neurodegeneration, impacting the shutdown of aliveness within the hippocampus, the region that monitors and stores the implicit memories within your subconscious. Moving the tissues is a way to regulate the subconscious, and awaken neurogenesis, the restoration of our human cells.
Some simple practices to begin with are the following:
- spread your fingers apart on an inhalation while squeezing your thumbs inside your fists on the exhale. You can do this with your arms out at a t-shape with palms rotated forward. Stretch from under your arms and through the front of your chest out to you fingers.
-squeeze thumbs inside your fist multiple of times with breath connection, the with the thumbs inside your fist roll your wrists in circles. the stagnant energy from frozen tissues can be uncomfortable. just sick with it and know it will pass with regular movement.
-massage your arms and hold each finger for 60-90 seconds with breath awareness and while focusing on feeling safe in your body, through the points of your body grounded in space.
- scrub your scalp and face tissues, be sure to get behind the ears too.
- bring a hand to the base of your head (the occiput) and draw the elbow out to the side, while then brushing from the front of your throat and neck to the back side. scrub into the upper back as well. to release, bring the elbow back in front of you and release the arm to the side.
These are focused on releasing tension in the upper back, chest, and head and face. Working in the hands and fingers is key in awakening the circulatory system for cellular connectivity to occur from the chest, arms and hands up to the head and brain.
Also, Lion's Mane, a mushroom supplement is great for restoring memory while also working wonders in the body's nerve cells. Ultimately our body's cellular health is connected to the hippocampus and how well our subconscious stores and remembers past experiences.
Wishing you well, let me know how the practice resonates!
May you see your body's worthiness in being cared for and felt.