100 Words: Clavicles ~ Wingtip to Wingtip ~

wingtip clavicles michael jordanRight now: how are your collarbones? Are they folded in? Lengthened to the side? How you hold your collarbones impacts your stress response.

Sound funny? Two things: posture and breath.

A closed posture, shoulders rounded in, signals danger to the brain and turns on the limbic brain (that’s the lizard-y one). An open posture, with collarbones wide, tells the brain to relax and go with higher reasoning from the prefrontal cortex.

No surprise: you handle stress way differently from those two places!

Lengthened collarbones also allow the breath to deepen: another way to trigger the higher brain!

(Much more here!)

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