🧘🏻♀️ Yoga therapy stories: The connection between the jaw and the pelvis
What I find fascinating is how everything in the body is connected. The idea of working only with my leg without affecting the rest of my body is fading. Everthing feels more and more connected through the experiences I’ve had.
Since the beginning of my yoga path, when I was 20, I had quite a bit of resistance to leg/pelvic work. There was simply not much movement in it and getting started with it just created a lot of frustration. So I didn’t do too much with it for a long time (it had to be a bit enjoyable).
Now years later (yes yes, I’m still young but when I think it’s been almost half my life ago, I think the ‘ on the a is right ;)), I’m exploring it more thanks to my training. The frustration has made space for curiosity, patience, respect and gratitude for everything my body can and does for me. In addition, I noticed how much influence the, in my case limited, freedom of movement of my leg-in-my-pelvis has on my back, shoulders and what I recently discovered, my jaw.
I already knew that there was a link between jaw tension and pelvic stability, but I had never consciously experienced it. I was also not very aware of the tension I was holding in my jaw at all. Since I have been working more intensively with my legs/pelvis interaction, I notice that when I yawn, there is so much more space in my jaw joint.
Personally, I find it super interesting and magical how it is all so connected. And look forward to experiencing even more of these kinds of connections in myself and to be able to share them with you and create more balance.