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603. Wednesday Q&A: Neck Crunching Sounds, Spinal Manipulation, & Pyramid Pose

Nov 23, 2022


Welcome to Wednesday Q&A, where you ask questions and we answer them!


In this Wednesday Q&A, we answer your questions about neck crunching sounds, spinal manipulation, and pyramid pose. 


Your questions:

  • A couple of weeks ago I was practicing a class on LYT Daily. After doing a neck release with the block right afterwards getting out of the pose, I can hear around C1 and C2 there’s a crunching sound, pretty loud. It’s been a few weeks now. I’m not so worried about it as it is not hurting me or affecting me in any way except for the loud sound when I rotate my neck to the left/right as well when I do shoulder rolls. What do you think might have happened and do you think this sound will ever go away?
  • I’ve been wondering what you think about “specialists” who manipulate each other’s spines. Is this safe and does it help in any way? What kind of method is it? I know enough about physiology and anatomy, and for me, it seems to be dangerous. There are a lot of videos like this on social media and it is disturbing. They do a show out of these cracks and popping sounds.
  • I have long legs and a short torso. Because of this, I find in some poses, like Pyramid, I can’t keep my ribs off of my thighs without using blocks. But if I look back on videos of my practice, I do feel like my spine is neutral even without the blocks. However, I know that we receive cues to keep the ribs away from the legs in poses like that. Is it an issue that my ribs are on my thighs if I’m staying integrated in my core? 


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