The Spinal Colum embraces poetry.
When I dream about my spine
I sigh and wonder if it’s fine
to pull my head back,- yah or nay?
Perhaps I’ll stop it- one fine day.
Stiffening your neck and pulling your head back is your ‘go to’ response to any kind of stimulus- a good stimulus or a challenging one- the instinctive response is the same. The thing is- when its over and done with in a moment- as it might be if you threw up your hands and your head back in delight, well that’s OK. The problem is this response can be come so deeply ingrained that you don’t notice you are doing it- its as if you never stop doing it- it’s locked in your body and it just gets more and more deeply ingrained and less and less noticed. At that point you are stressed, tense and most likely don’t know why.
So dream about your spine and always always ask your neck to release and your head to go forward and up- even when you don’t think you need it.