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5/29/09 2:36 P

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My neck makes awful noises too...it just grinds and grinds, but not when I do head slides...usually anything that requires rotation.

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5/29/09 2:28 P

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Thx, Rissa

I will keep up with those arm exercizes and see if it helps. I did it on both sides, and it was painful more on the right than the left. Hmmm.

My back/neck/shoulder area is as tight as a drum. It just amazes me the rice krispie sounds my head makes when I roll it. I wonder if loosening up this area will lessen my tinnitus?

I'm thinking when Chloe gets home from school, to sit in front of a mirror so I can make sure she's doing it correctly... and ask her to move my head manually, so I can at least get an idea of where the muscles are in my neck to move my head in a slide.

Right now its like trying to wiggle my ears... can't do that either and don't even know what muscles are involved!

If you think of anything else, I'd love to know!
thx again!

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5/27/09 5:30 P

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Yes, if you open your shoulders, you can use your own scapula to massage the muscles along your spine that affect your neck. Put your hand out in front of you, pull your arm back, so that it is deep in the socket. Exhale and rotate it up until it is above your head, then inhale as your bring it down. Try to keep the arm as close to the midline as possible, which forces your shoulder blade to move along those critical muscles. You need to do both sides, at least twice. It will make your neck more flexible, so that you can turn you head better side to side.

I have had multiple whiplash injuries and chronic neck trouble, but I can do head slides and head circles. :-D

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5/26/09 11:51 P

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Man... Rissa I just can't do it!

Once I knew what it was called I pulled down a youtube instructional video, and I still can't do it.

Its like I'm either missing the muscle or my my neck is fused to my head so that my head can't move on it that way. I can stick my head in and out just fine, turn my head (not in a complete 360!) and bow and raise it, but side to side... um... no. and you wouldn't believe the popping and cracking when I try. Like a string of black kats going off on the 4th of july!

Is there an exercize you can do to loosen your head/neck up to help with this?

Thx for your help thus far.
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5/26/09 12:08 P

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It is a head slide. Knit your fingers together and put up your thumbs, so it looks a little like this |____|...and then move your head horizontally, trying to move your chin from thumb to thumb.

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Hey!

I don't post here very often.

I pretty much use the Belly Dancing to firm and tone the bod... I'm not a performer!

I'd love to take a class, but thus far I've only been able to use DVDs to learn the moves.

So... I'd like some help from you expert movers and shakers!

First... what's that head thing called... the one where your head goes from side to side, which just seems to come natural to girlz from the hood when you're speakin to the hand and being told "don't go there"?

Secondly, how do you do it? I think I'm missing those muscles that move your head horizontally from side to side. I'm having about as much luck performing this move as I do trying to wiggle my ears.

thx!
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