Back in the early Nineties, a buddy of mine put his neck out.
He went to see his chiropractor.
She said, when’s the wedding?
He said, how did you know?
She said, it was either that or you’re buying a house, and by your demeanor I guessed wedding. Ninety-two percent of the people who come to me with a stiff neck or back have something big going on. I think it’s the animal/fear body saying, are you sure this is a good idea?
If our bodymind is a cacophonous parliament of conflicting voices, then the physical body is the most conservative and needs to be gently coaxed into change with a language it can understand, contemplative movement.