A lot of people hold tension in the base of the skull and neck. The occiput is a junction between the dura mater that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, rectus capitis posterior major, the splenius capitis, and the trapezius. When things tighten up around the occiput people complain of headaches. The headrest is a great way to bring some much needed relief.
Use your Yoga Tune Up® balls in the tote and place them on a yoga block. Rest the back of your head on the balls. Turn down the lights and/or close your eyes. Slowly explore different head movements: up & down, side-to-side, ear-to-shoulder, and figure 8s. Five or minutes here and you should start to get very relaxed. I recommend doing this before bed.
The rules for the Ball Fucking Harder Challenge are easy. First, I recommend getting some Yoga Tune Up® balls to roll on. All you have to do is post a pic or video of yourself doing the technique and tag me (@coachpanda). Use the hashtags #ballfuckingharder #30daypandachallenge #supplepandas #pandiculation. The challenge is even better when you share it with friends so tag your friends to play along.
Day 24 of 30. The Headrest. from Force Distance Time on Vimeo.