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Season 2 - Episode 6

Cervical Spine

10 min - Talk


Kristin unpacks the cervical spine and explains why it is so important to treat this area of the body with the utmost care and respect.

Please see the attached .pdf for a chart of the Cervical Vertebrae Anatomy.

What You'll Need: No props needed

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Sep 03, 2018
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Lots of caveats here... for sure, certain folks should never attempt sarvangasana or shirshasana... good to see exactly why. I actually have a friend who was lead into an extreme cervical extension in a yoga class, and (she thinks) damaged the carotid artery (she's a nurse). She thought this because subsequent to the class she suffered a mild stroke!!
Oh goodness I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Kate . The cervical region deserves the utmost care and respect!
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For sure! She recovered but her story stays with me. I try to be really careful about the cervical spine...
Welcome owls! lol
lol Stephanie
The welcome owls comment was the best! Especially when you called the certival vertbrae as all delicate and bird like! Love the continuing joke :)
Lily Glad you are enjoying the series (and my bad jokes!)

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