What to expect from this tutorial
There are a number of points in your body where a nerve can become pinched. Dr. Ronald Steiner will explain more about this, as yogini Romina demonstrates some active and relaxing exercises that are targeted at creating space for the nerves.
A common area for pinched nerves is in the area of the spine where an intervertebral disc arches outwards. Nerves can be pinched in the shoulder and neck area. The irritation of the nerve can cause numbness and tingling. Under the pectoralis minor which runs from the shoulder blade across to the front body, there are a number of nerves which can become pinched due to excessive pressure from surrounding tissues.
A common area where nerves are constricted is in the forearm muscles. The carpal tunnel is often compressed by a band that runs across it and causes cramped and 'stiff' forearms. This often also triggers a tingling sensation in the hand.
In many cases there are several compressions at once, which means that the nerve is being pressed at different points, even if the symptoms may suggest only one.
Along with Ronald and Romina, you can learn how to create space in these constricted areas, point by point. In this way, the nerves can glide through every point, even in areas that bottleneck. The goal is to see that a pressure point does not always cross the same point, but rather glides over the area that bottlenecks so that the nerve can have space to regenerate.
For whom is this video?
If you feel a pinched nerve in your body and perhaps feel a tingling in your hand, this sequence will be interesting for you. Nerve irritation or pinched nerves are often caused by compression. Here you will find out how you can create space and relieve your nerves of unnecessary pressure.
This very specific topic requires precision in the execution of the exercise so pay close attention and work mindfully.
- Minute 02:11 - Activating muscles at the front of neck
- Minute 03:15 - Shoulder circles
- Minute 04:15 - Relieving tension in pectoralis minor
- Minute 06:00 - Forearm mobilization
- Minute 10:34 - Carpal tunnel mobilization and relaxation
- Minute 11:30 - Mobilization and activation of the nervus medianus
- Minute 13:20 - Mobilization and activation of the nerves of the neck
- Minute 15:34 - Mobilization and activation of the ulnar nerve
Have fun practicing! Try these exercises out and let us know how they work for you. Share your experiences with the AYI Community by posting your comment below.
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