Here's How To Release Shoulder Tension (With A Surprising Body/Mind Awareness Trick)

When it comes to moving with more ease or finding the growth we want throughout our lives, it’s more often a matter of what we stop doing rather than what we start doing.

I had a coaching call with a woman today, and as we started she said,

That’s the feeling I have...it’s like I’ve taken the lid off something, and I’ve just allowed something to let itself be expressed.

It’s a fascinating subject for me: as much can be about where we’re holding ourselves back as opposed to something we need to add...sometimes the squeezing, physical holding or not letting yourself feel supported is like putting the brakes on.⠀

I feel a lot lighter just allowing the process to do as it’s showing up.

Man, I’ve got some smart clients ; )

With that sentiment in mind I want to share a snippet from our call where I guided her through a powerful process to release tension in the shoulders. It’s surprising how effective it is, given how little you actually DO during it.

The truth is: letting go goes farther than holding on.

Make sense right?

But that’s easier said than done.

If it were that simple, you wouldn’t be here in the first place (and I’d be out of a job).

In order for any tension within the body to release you need to find and sink into the appropriate support. You can’t force release. You need to allow it. Letting go without support is a recipe for disaster, so your body simply won’t do it. It holds onto that tension as a protective mechanism, withdrawing away from any perceived threats.

So without further ado, let me guide you through the process. It’s simple and subtle enough that you can do it in a coffee shop (as she did) without getting any weird looks.

What do you think? Pretty effective, right?

Drop me a comment below with the shifts you noticed most.

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