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Neurodynamic Release Work

Neurodynamic Release Work
Woman using Neurodynamic Release Work on her shoulder to release residual tension after a breathwork session.

Normally, during a Neurodynamic Breathwork Workshop, the body will complete its own release work by first maximizing the tension in a specific body area, then releasing it. Occasionally, at the end of a workshop, it can happen that the body has not quite gotten to maximum tension so there a body area that was relaxed before the session, still feels tense. In that case, you can use Neurodynamic Release Work which consists of the following 4 step process, in this case using the shoulder as an example:
1) Put your hand(s) up against the part of the shoulder that feels tense. Close your eyes and bring your attention within.
2) Take 4 or 5 deep breaths.
3) Take a full, deep breath and hold your shoulder in place with your hands and push as hard as you can against your hands with your shoulder for as long as you can (not letting the shoulder move so creating isometric tension).
4) Critical: At the same time as Step 3, slowly release the breath completely and let out a very loud sound and visualize the tension releasing out of the body area with the sound.
You may have to use this technique two or three times, but pause for a minute between each time and check in with yourself and see what has happened to the tension. Sometimes it goes away completely, sometimes it partially releases and sometimes it moves to a different part of the body. If it moves somewhere else, use the same technique on the new area.

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