Belly

Duration: 3-5 minutes

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.

Diaphragm

Duration: 3-5 minutes

The Block Buddy™ is placed on the lower ribs. Resting either on your elbows or flat, the focus is to exhale fully by squeezing the belly small. You want to imagine the belly button is making contact with the front of the spine.

This position directly affects the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, heart, lungs and diaphragm. This position is of particular importance as, due to years of unconscious breathing, we lose the proper foundation to support the rib cage causing the upper body to collapse into the core. This compresses the organs affecting blood flow and restricts the diaphragm from working optimally.

When the diaphragm is working, the action of breathing gives the internal organs a continual massage. This is how we regulate our internal temperature insuring we keep the body warm throughout. When we collapse into the core this compression causes a “freezing” of tissue and a slowing down of function. This is an unhealthy state for the body and results in pain, aging and disease.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Lower Ribs

Duration: 3-5 minutes

The Block Buddy™ is positioned under the left lower ribs and the focus is to exhale fully. We are directly affecting the stomach, spleen, diaphragm, heart and left lung and aorta. As we fall into the core from unconscious breathing, we do so in a spiral fashion as we are dominant on one side. As 70% of the population is right-handed, to keep the right side free for action, we collapse into the left side. This collapse can seal us out of alignment with a force up to 2000 lbs/square inch. As this is where the aorta lives, the tunnel for blood to leave the heart and feed the entire body, it is crucial that we create the space we have lost over time so there is nothing blocking the flow.

You want to search for the pain and melt through it with the Block Buddy™ and the breath, as pain equals restriction in the body. Unconscious breathing and the resultant collapse, causes the ribs to fuse together. To have freedom of movement and function, the ribs need to be flexible.

Searching for and melting through the pain is the solution to gain freedom in this area.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Side Ribs

Duration: 3-5 minutes

The Block Buddy™ is positioned under the left lower ribs and the focus is to exhale fully. We are directly affecting the stomach, spleen, diaphragm, heart and left lung and aorta.

As we fall into the core from unconscious breathing, we do so in a spiral fashion as we are dominant on one side. As 70% of the population is right-handed, to keep the right side free for action, we collapse into the left side. This collapse can seal us out of alignment with a force up to 2000 lbs/square inch. As this is where the aorta lives, the tunnel for blood to leave the heart and feed the entire body, it is crucial that we create the space we have lost over time so there is nothing blocking the flow.

You want to search for the pain and melt through it with the Block Buddy™ and the breath, as pain equals restriction in the body. Unconscious breathing and the resultant collapse, causes the ribs to fuse together. To have freedom of movement and function, the ribs need to be flexible.

Searching for and melting through the pain is the solution to gain freedom in this area.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Left Upper Ribs

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.

Right Lower Ribs

Duration: 3-5 minutes

The Block Buddy™ is positioned under the right lower ribs and the focus is to exhale fully. This directly affects the liver, gallbladder, diaphragm and right lung.

As the tissue of the liver and gallbladder begin to freeze from years of incorrect posture and breathing, fat isn’t broken down and distributed throughout the body. Every system in the body requires metabolized fat molecules to function optimally, so heating up this area through conscious breathing and compression with the Block Buddy™ is of paramount importance to our health and appearance.

You want to search for pain and melt through restriction with the Block Buddy™ and full conscious exhalation. Unconscious breathing and the resultant collapse, causes the ribs to freeze together. To have freedom of movement and function, the ribs need to be flexible. Take care and exhale fully when coming off the Block Buddy™. The lower ribs are like pokers in the tissue so to avoid excessive pain you need to be conscious as you come out of this position.

Always inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Side Ribs

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the liver, right lung, shoulder blade and lymph nodes and the focus is on the exhalation.

Due to the forward, unconscious collapse of the rib cage, the shoulder blades roll up and out, causing a rounding of the upper body. The shoulder blades freeze to the ribs and block the lymph nodes from receiving energy and blood flow. Any pain or symptoms in the arm and hand is directly connected to this alignment as well as issues with breast tissue.

The liver is also directly affected and as many have fatty liver disease, this is an excellent area to melt. Fat, when heated, becomes a liquid. Lying in this position with the Block Buddy™ while massaging the organs with proper diaphragmatic breathing is a very efficient way to melt the fat.

Search for pain and melt through restrictions with the full, conscious exhalation. You are creating space between the ribs and melting the tissue that is holding the shoulder blade out of alignment. To get deeper between the ribs you can extend the arm above your head. Take care when coming off the Block Buddy™, ensuring you fully exhale with the movement.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Upper Ribs

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.

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 2000lbs/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.

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 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.

Always 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.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

Right Pectoral

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the right lung, heart, lymph nodes, thyroid, right 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.

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.

Mid Back

Duration: 3-5 minutes

This position directly affects the kidneys and adrenal glands, diaphragm, rib cage, heart, lungs, neck and thoracic spine.

It is only after melting through the front of the body, and becoming comfortable exploring your pain, that I recommend lying over the block on your back. We age in a forward, rotational manner and are held in that position at a force of 2000 lbs/square inch. If we do not create mobility first in the front, we can hurt ourselves lying on the back. Having said this, when you are ready to explore this position, it feels remarkable as we let the body drape and open over the Block Buddy™.

Before you lie on the Block Buddy™, first try it with a rolled up Yoga mat. It is the getting in and out of this position that is most challenging, so attempt it first with something softer. The Block Buddy™ should be just below the shoulder blades. When you are settled, put your hands to your side or on your belly and feel the breath moving through you. When you are ready to come off, roll to one side, with the exhalation, and take a few more breaths before coming up to a seated position.

Inhale and exhale through the nose.

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