Wings

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You have a pair of them.  They are also known as the scapula, two shields on your back for protection of the ribs and lungs.  Unknown to many is the happy fact that these ‘wings’ fly.  Yes, they do.  Try it out for yourself.

Ask someone nearby to place the palms of their hands on each of the scapula.  Next, extend your arms out and up from your sides, initiating the movement with your fingertips.  Both you and your someone will observe the scapula also moving out and up with the arms.

If you suffer from a stiff neck, try a little flying motion every 20 minutes or so as you sit at your desk, affixed to the computer screen.  Bodies love to move.  Get re-acquainted with your angel wings and take flight.  And may you be lighter on returning to your earthbound desk.

(Thinking of you, dear nephew Colin, as I wrote this post.  Your wings are so beautiful.  I am wishing you well today and every day.)

 

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One thought on “Wings

  1. janmccain September 11, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Wonderful post. Love the stiff neck suggestion. Will share with Erin.

    On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Poise and Presence: Life with the Alexander Technique wrote:

    > alexandertechnique2016 posted: ” You have a pair of them. They are also > known as the scapula, two shields on your back for protection of the ribs > and lungs. Unknown to many is the happy fact that these ‘wings’ fly. Yes, > they do. Try it out for yourself. Ask someone nearby to place” >

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