Vertebrae - dorsal vertebrae

Published on Locomotor system.

They are twelve in total and are located immediately after the cervical vertebrae. They go from the D1 to the D12 and indicate the relationship I maintain between what I have and what I attain.

They are linked to the organs of rhythm: Heart, lungs, diaphragm and duodenum. They are vertebrae that start at the first “S” of the spine.

In this case, we are talking, once more, of bones. Bones are part of the locomotor system, and the common denominator is undervaluation.

When a person has problems in these vertebrae, this means he is attached to something or someone. Attachment is a non-conscious undervaluation. The person defines himself by what he has and not by whom he is.

I have, but I definitely I need to let go. I give and I receive. This is about giving to and receiving from Earth. This is a difficult thing to do. Dorsal vertebrae become stiff rapidly, when the person has a problem with this giving-receiving duality.

In the army, where soldiers are required to have a vertical, extremely upright posture, the paradox between inner and outer posture is almost permanent. The reason is that, at the end of the day, they are taught to be stiff and simultaneously bend down, to take orders without questioning them, in a submissive manner. It is easy to understand the confusing feeling inside their heads and bodies… Cultivating just the outer firmness is self-deceiving, because the body will end up showing the person, through symptoms, the parts where he is not that righteous.

What we should cultivate is inner firmness. The spine will show it naturally.

Sick people adopt postures they would never take up on a volunteer basis. The excessive outward bending of the curvature in the dorsal area is called cyphosis. It forms a small hump and the person ends up with curved shoulders. Cyphosis reveals that the person feels the weight of the world upon his shoulders. Life is not easy for him. And then he bends down, instead of realizing that he is taking upon himself what was not meant for him to carry. This often occurs to excessively mentally oriented people who would like to change their own world at any cost, but cannot do it.

On the contrary, the person who goes about with a very upright head often reveals haughtiness, pride, inaccessibility and intransigence, and not so much balance. A too stiff spine that takes a bamboo shape (Bechterew’s disease) denotes a non-conscious huge ego and a tremendous lack of flexibility that the person will not acknowledge. The ego is represented by what the person has and not by what the person really is. With time, the spine solidifies from top down and the head leans forward. The sinuosity (the S) disappears or gets inverted. This is the body showing the person what he never wanted to see, and that he defined himself rather more by what he had than by what he was.

People who feel the weight of the Earth, the density of the earth and that the world is falling upon them, have half-hearted hump and bulges. The hunchback is a prostrated person, who has lost his ideal in life but who will not give up his stubborn ideas. The hump exposes a problem that is similar to that of the excessively stiff spine. This is un-assumed humbleness forced upon the person by his own body.

The size of the dorsal vertebrae indicates the person’s generosity.

Animals cannot move their dorsal vertebrae, only humans can.


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