Neck pain is one of the leading issues I hear in yoga classes, often times even more so than lower back. Many people work at a desk all day sitting hunching over a computer, or driving in traffic exhausted after a long day. Some, have actually injured their necks due to an accident, or slept on a pillow wrong. There are many thousands of ways neck pain can creep into our lives, and once it’s present, it’s a constant reminder that it’s there.
I have great news though! Neck pain can be released! Being an energy healer, I often see clients that first come to me about physical ailments. As we dive deeper, we learn that it is often an energetic imbalance or pattern that the client is holding unto that is causing the physical issues. Most often than not, if a client is coming to me about neck pain, my first question to them is what is the one situation or person in their life that currently is "a pain in the neck". After the initial laugh, they realize someone/or some situation instantly popped in their mind when I asked them that. That is where we start!
I like to think of our bodies as a canvas of communication. Our physical bodies cannot use words to ourselves to describe what’s going on, so instead, our bodies use physical ailments and emotions that describe the pain to let us know what’s wrong. We often don’t quiet ourselves long enough to listen to what’s going on internally. For example, if a client’s answer is it’s a new job that is leaving them feeling overwhelmed and stressed to the max, I will then ask them where they are feeling the neck pain. They usually will describe the pain as heavy and aching and that it travels down into the shoulder area as well. Often times, in this case, the client is feeling overwhelmed and is having a hard time "bearing the weight of the world on their shoulders" or "taking on too much that they can hold".
By the client describing the emotions of the pain, letting me know where the pain is within the neck, and what’s currently going on in their lives, are all contributors to releasing neck pain. At that point, we do a few energy work sessions addressing the above realizations, clearing the patterns out of the physical body, reprograming the energetic body to feel capable and confident, and clients often feel great results! Energy work and yoga are amazing tools to help combat neck pain.
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