Belly

Duration: 3-5 minutes

Block work should always begin with this position. The focus here is to connect to the diaphragmatic breath through inhaling consciously into the Block Buddy™. This is the only position where the inhalation is the focus. We need to re-train the diaphragm as we have “forgotten” how to breathe with this muscle.

The Block Buddy™ is on the belly button and will directly affect the intestines, liver, gallbladder, stomach and pancreas. As, over time, we lose our inner space due to tissue compression, this area becomes backlogged with undigested food, waste, and inflammation. You may feel a pulse, the aorta, as you lie in this position and will likely feel discomfort and/or pain.

As long as you are breathing you are feeding and healing the tissue. If you cannot lie in this position and breathe fluidly then try lying with the block on a mattress to give you some cushioning. We always need to stay for a minimum of 3 minutes to get the desired “melting” effect and to breathe more space and life back into the body.

If you only have 5 minutes/day to focus on your health, this is what I recommend as breathing diaphragmatically feeds the body 600% more oxygen then breathing through the chest muscles.

Always inhale and exhale through the nose.

Sternum

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the heart, lungs, mid and upper back.

As the rib cage collapses forward over time, the heart and lungs get pushed to the back of the body, squishing the organs so they don’t have the space to receive optimal amounts of blood and energy flow. The forward collapse also stresses the mid and upper back as these muscles are fighting the 2000lb/square inch force of the frozen tissue that is holding the body out of alignment.

Place your sternum over the Block Buddy™ in whatever position you prefer. Anyone with allergies, asthma or a heart condition will greatly benefit from this position. As 70 % of the alveoli, the receptor sites for oxygen, live at the base of the lungs, we need to melt the restrictions in the rib cage and focus on exhaling fully by squeezing the belly small. This will allow the breath to be pulled deep into the lungs so the body can receive optimal amounts of oxygen.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Clavicle

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the lungs, thyroid, major lymphatic drainage sites, heart, neck, jaw, upper back, carotid arteries and all the structures in the head.

The Block Buddy™ is directly positioned on the muscles that we unconsciously use, to breathe. As we tax these muscles with a job they are not designed to do, they exhaust and become hard and frozen. This affects everything in the head and neck and the result is devastating to our health and appearance.

You can rest your head on the ground or extend your neck forward to get a stretch in the front of the neck. This is a very hard area and significant pressure, with the breath can be applied. This area for some is very painful, for others, it feels good as the hard tissue is screaming for energy and blood flow. Respect your limits and use your breath as your guide. As you exhale the pain from the body, smile and notice the difference in sensation.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Pectoral

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the left lung, heart, lymph nodes, thyroid, left carotid artery, arm and hand, neck and jaw and breast tissue.

This area is especially important if you sit in front of a computer throughout the day. The forward slump most people have creates congestion and blockage in this area and has a devastating effect on our health and appearance.

The major lymphatic drainage sites are under the collarbones, as are the carotid arteries, the roadways supplying blood to the brain, eyes, skin, ears and hair. You can simply rest on the Block Buddy™ in this position with the breath, or you can move the arm around, allowing a deeper melting of the frozen tissue to occur.

As there are so many layers of interlocking frozen tissue, we can be quite aggressive with the tissue, but your breath is your guide. As long as you are breathing, you are feeding and healing the tissue. If you move in with so much force that you can’t breathe in a relaxed way, you need to approach this area more gently.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Deltoid

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position is going to improve blood flow to the arm and hand, as well to re-align muscle tissue. The humerus, or upper arm bone rolls in due to the collapse of the rib cage and subsequent mal-alignment of the shoulder blade, and the tissue in the arm freezes to the bone, blocking blood flow. This freezing of tissue changes the function and appearance of the muscles, causing a restriction in range of motion of the shoulder joint and creating poor tone in the upper arm.

Please note the positioning of my arm in relation to my body. You want the elbow to be beneath or even behind the body, not in front as that will congest the tissue and structures in the armpit. You may want to get some pillows to prop under your head so you can be in a relaxed position.

You can move the Block Buddy™ down the arm to affect as much tissue as possible, using your breath as your guide to how much pressure you can handle. You can also rock forward and backward searching for pain, thereby melting through the restrictions in the area.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Armpit

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the lymph nodes, shoulder joint, neck, jaw, left arm and hand.

Due to the collapse of the upper body, the shoulder blades roll up and out, causing the alignment of the arms and hands to be incorrect. Overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel result as incorrect alignment creates a wear and tear on tissue.

The incorrect shoulder alignment also causes a tugging on the neck and jaw resulting in tension and pain. Melting through the restrictions allows the body the release back to a more correct alignment, relieving pressure and tension, and improving blood flow.

You can rock forward and backward on the Block Buddy™, searching for restrictions and melting them with the exhalation, and you can move the arm around, slowly, to get even deeper into the layers of frozen tissue.

It is common for the hand to go numb when in this position, and would be an indicator that the roadways for blood and nerve flow are blocked. By melting this tissue, the flow will improve to the arm and hand.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Forearm

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position will directly affect any issues with the elbow, wrist, and hand.

As the collapse of the rib cage into the core causes a mal-alignment of the shoulder joint and upper arm, it also affects the alignment of the bones in the forearm, wrist, and hand. Everything is interconnected. The area becomes frozen, hard and congested from unconscious posture so this placement will help to create the space that was lost from years of misuse, and overuse.

Take note of the placement of my forearm. You want to position the Block Buddy™ between the rib cage and forearm, using the weight of the body to create the pressure necessary for the arm. You can open and close the fist to move deeper into the tissue while exhaling fully in order to get the most efficient melting effect.

Sometimes the hand may go numb temporarily and there can be significant pain and tension here. Respect your limits with how much pressure you apply, using your breath as your guide.

Always inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Neck

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the neck, shoulders, jaw, upper back, thyroid and all the structures in the head.

As the rib cage collapses into the core, the head and neck are pulled forward out of alignment, placing incredible pressure on the upper back, neck and jaw. Not only does this affect the range of motion in the neck but the carotid arteries, thyroid, and lymphatic system becomes congested and blocked. This impairs their ability to function and blocks blood and energy flow to the structures in the head, including the brain.

Settle into this position on the Block Buddy™ and then, slowly rotate the neck. The slower you move, the deeper you go. Focus on exhaling the breath fully. If you find an area of significant pain, stay with it for 3 full exhalations. You are learning to become friends with your pain. This is an excellent, relaxing position and is wonderful to help alleviate headaches.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Cheekbone

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position will directly affect your sinuses, eyes, skin, and all the structures within the head.

People are dominant on one side of the body, which includes the eyes, ears, jaw, and brain. This results in an asymmetry of the head and face. Look in the mirror and notice which eye sits higher. Asymmetry causes aging. As tissue grips to bone in an attempt to create stability, blood and energy flow are blocked to the organs, skin and all surrounding tissue.

There can be significant pain in this area so move slowly over the Block Buddy™ while exhaling fully. Expressions are held on the face that has been created over a lifetime so we can’t rush this work. The melting of tissue from the bone requires patience, but the result is worth it.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Temple

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This area directly affects the eyes, ears, skin, hair and all the structures in the head.

Due to years of being asymmetrical, all the tissue in the body migrates from its optimal alignment to another position. This includes the scalp. As we fall from perfect balance, the scalp freezes to the skull in an effort to create stability. This blocks blood and energy flow to everything in the area and is the reason why, over time, our hair thins and loses its color.

Search for the pain by moving the head into the Block Buddy™ and when you find restricted areas, stay here for 3 full exhalations. Pain tells you where restrictions are, so by becoming a pain seeker you are identifying the areas that are causing aging of tissue and reversing the effects of time.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Pectoral

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the right shoulder joint, arm and hand, the right carotid artery, the jaw, neck, head and lymph nodes, breast tissue and right lung.

This area is especially important if you sit in front of a computer throughout the day. The forward slump most people have creates so much congestion and blockage and has a devastating effect on our health and appearance.

The major lymphatic drainage sites are under the collarbones, as are the carotid arteries, the roadways supplying blood to the brain, eyes, skin, ears and hair. You can simply rest with the Block Buddy™ in this position with the breath, or you can move the arm around, allowing a deeper melting of the frozen tissue to occur.

As there are many layers of interlocking frozen tissue, you can be quite aggressive with the tissue, but your breath is your guide.

As long as you are breathing, you are feeding and healing tissue. If you move in with so much force that you can’t breathe in a relaxed way, you need to be kinder with your approach. Respect your limits.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Deltoid

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position is going to improve blood flow to the arm and hand, as well to re-align muscle tissue. The humerus, or upper arm bone rolls in due to the collapse of the rib cage and subsequent mal-alignment of the shoulder blade, and the tissue in the arm freezes to the bone, blocking blood flow. This freezing of tissue changes the function and appearance of the muscles, causing a restriction in range of motion of the shoulder joint and creating poor tone in the upper arm.

Please note the positioning of my arm in relation to my body. You want the elbow to be beneath or even behind the body, not in front as that will congest the tissue and structures in the armpit. You may want to get some pillows to prop under your head so you can be in a relaxed position.

You can move the Block Buddy™ down the arm to affect as much tissue as possible, using your breath as your guide to how much pressure you can handle. You can also rock forward and backward searching for pain, thereby melting through the restrictions in the area.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Armpit

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the lymph nodes, right shoulder joint, neck, jaw, right arm, and hand.

Due to the collapse of the upper body, the shoulder blades roll up and out causing the alignment of the arms and hands to be incorrect. Overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel result as the incorrect alignment creates a wear and tear on tissue.

The incorrect shoulder alignment also causes a tugging on the neck and jaw resulting in tension and pain. Melting through the restrictions allows the body the release back to a more correct alignment, relieving pressure and tension, and improving blood flow.

You can rock forward and backward on the Block Buddy™, searching for restrictions and melting them with the exhalation, and you can move the arm around, slowly, to get even deeper into the layers of frozen tissue.

It is common for the hand to go numb when in this position, and would be an indicator that the roadways for blood and nerve flow are blocked. By melting this tissue, the flow will improve to the arm and hand.

Always inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Forearm

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position will directly affect any issues with the elbow, wrist, and hand.

As the collapse of the rib cage into the core causes a mal-alignment of the shoulder joint and upper arm, it also affects the alignment of the bones in the forearm, wrist, and hand. Everything is interconnected. The area becomes frozen, hard and congested from unconscious posture so this placement will help to create the space that was lost from years of misuse and take note of the placement of my forearm. You want to position the Block Buddy™ between the rib cage and forearm, using the weight of the body to create the pressure necessary for the arm. You can open and close the fist to move deeper into the tissue while exhaling fully in order to get the most efficient melting effect.

Sometimes the hand may go numb temporarily and there can be significant pain and tension here. Respect your limits with how much pressure you apply, using your breath as your guide.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Neck

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position will directly affect your sinuses, eyes, skin, and all the structures within the head.

People are dominant on one side of the body, which includes the eyes, ears, jaw, and brain. This results in an asymmetry of the head and face. Look in the mirror and notice which eye sits higher. Asymmetry causes aging. As tissue grips to bone in an attempt to create stability, blood and energy flow are blocked to the organs, skin and all surrounding tissue.

There can be significant pain in this area so move slowly over the Block Buddy™ while exhaling fully. Expressions are held on the face that has been created over a lifetime so we can’t rush this work. The melting of tissue from the bone requires patience, but the result is worth it.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Cheekbone

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position will directly affect your sinuses, eyes, skin, and all the structures within the head.

People are dominant on one side of the body, which includes the eyes, ears, jaw, and brain. This results in an asymmetry of the head and face. Look in the mirror and notice which eye sits higher. Asymmetry causes aging. As tissue grips to bone in an attempt to create stability, blood and energy flow are blocked to the organs, skin and all surrounding tissue.

There can be significant pain in this area so move slowly over the Block Buddy™ while exhaling fully. Expressions are held on the face that has been created over a lifetime so we can’t rush this work. The melting of tissue from the bone requires patience, but the result is worth it.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Temple

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This area directly affects the eyes, ears, skin, hair and all the structures in the head.

Due to years of being asymmetrical, all the tissue in the body migrates from its optimal alignment to another position. This includes the scalp. As we fall from perfect balance, the scalp freezes to the skull in an effort to create stability. This blocks blood and energy flow to everything in the area and is the reason why, over time, our hair thins and loses its color.

Search for the pain by moving the head into the Block Buddy™ and when you find restricted areas, stay here for 3 full exhalations. Pain tells you where restrictions are, so by becoming a pain seeker you are identifying the areas that are causing aging of tissue and reversing the effects of time.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Forehead

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the eyes, brain, skin, and sinuses.

Due to the rib cage collapsing into the core and the head and neck pulling forward as a result, there is tremendous pressure that is put onto the area above the eyes. Notice how many people have a ledge of frozen tissue here, or frown lines. It is necessary to lift this bone off the eye sockets to relieve pressure and tension, resulting in better eye health and a more youthful appearance.

You want to create a lifting action by putting pressure into the Block Buddy™ at the same time as you are drawing the head down and away. Then you can slowly move the head left to right with the full exhalation. Headaches and eyestrain are common so there is significant pain here. This position can be done throughout the day and will be especially beneficial if you are at a computer for significant periods of time.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Posterior Neck

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the neck, spinal nerves, upper back, and head and the structures within.

As the rib cage falls into the core and the head and neck are pulled forward, the area at the back of the neck becomes compressed and congested. This affects everything, as the brain is being starved. The tongue muscle, in part, is designed to support the weight of the head. Unfortunately, few people are using this muscle to stabilize the neck and instead, it is becoming a burden in the front of the neck.

When lying over the Block Buddy™, begin to imagine the tongue muscle moving toward the floor. Notice how that helps create more pressure. Once you have settled in, slowly move the head left to right, exploring for pain, exhaling fully with every breath.

When you are finished, remove the Block Buddy™. Tuck your chin into your chest and push the head, with the help of the tongue, into the floor, noticing the lengthening in the back of the neck.

Throughout the day, especially if you are in front of a computer, repeat this action to lengthen and strengthen the tongue and neck.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

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