When you’re stressed, or pensive, or just have a habit of holding your shoulders up/tensing up, it can become a default position for your muscles. The reasons that people wake up with a sore neck and shoulders can have a lot of different reasons, and often those muscles do need some sort of targeted release before you’ll really feel better. But sometimes a factor, is, surprisingly – just habit. You may actually be tensing up
This month’s question is looking at sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) stability. The SIJ is made up of the bottom of the spine (the little triangly bit before your tailbone) and the inside edge of the pelvic bone (the large, ear-shaped bone in your hip). SIJ instability is in the top three causes for: hip pain, knee pain, lower back pain, over-worked adductors & groin strain and sometimes it can even affect the shoulder or the ankle.
I was at a cafe, meeting a fellow mother for a coffee pre-Cheeky Monkeys playgroup and that’s when I saw it – A late-20’s, possibly early-30’s young woman with a blonde ponytail, typing on her laptop with her shoulders around her ears. For the entire time. Every time I looked over at her, there she was, hunched over her computer, her shoulders practically in contact with her earlobes. And all I could think of was:
July Question of the Month Is one of your shoulders higher than the other? Most people have one shoulder higher than the other. Is one of your shoulders higher, and if so, which one? How to find out Look in the mirror, let your arms hang by your side naturally, and look at your shoulders. Is one higher than the other? Check your collarbones – is the collarbone on your higher shoulder higher than the