I’ve joined The International Year of the Spine– a group interested in non invasive ways to support spinal (and general) health and wellbeing. I’m writing a short column for the Facebook page- reusing a title I dreamed up some years ago. These are the first 3 entries
It’s not just your back!
The last time I checked- I didn’t have a seam down my side dividing my front from my back. It’s always nice to think about how deeply inside our bodies our spine in. We tend to rub the knobbly bits on our back and think ‘ah- spine’, but that’s just the outside- the inside of those vertebrae you’ve just rubbed are almost half way through your body. When I think about my spine- I think about the inside of it- not so much the outside of it. This helps me experience lengthening through my whole torso.Try it and see what you think. Many pupils who tend to slump have found this information useful. So just remember- your back and your front are contiguous-
Exciting Discovery of Ancient Tribe
Archaeologist in Tasmania are very excited by the discovery of traces of an ancient tribe. Fossil remains suggest this tribe walked upright with a free gait and in particular had extra space between the axis and the occipital ridge at the base of the skull. This distinguishes them from Homo Erectus and has led to a new classification. They are dubbing them Alexandras Elongartus, and think these remains may be part of an evolutionary development of the human race. The search is on for any living specimens who may now be scattered worldwide.
Once upon a time, people took their meals at regular predictable times of the day. Breakfast at 7, lunch at 12, dinner at 5, supper just once. And that’s how you remember the number of bones in different bits of your spine. 7 in your neck, 12 in your thorax, 5 in your lumbar, and your sacrum is a fusion of (usually) 5 bones into 1 wedge- and that only happens once in your spine!