I have a question about bridging, when I bridge my head and neck get a little sore, is that normal or am I doing something wrong? I have both Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs and I feel really good after a quick but satisfying workout, I just feel that the bridge could be better, but I am just not sure what it is I am doing wrong. I try to follow the book as best I can, but if you could give me some tips about correct bridging I would be extremely appreciative.
MJF: Adina, I’m not quite sure what you’re doing wrong either, without seeing you do it right before my eyes. So my next best alternative is a psychic reading. Hmmm.
Okay, I think I may have it, so here are some tips for you to follow:
1. Use a bridging mat that is at least 1/2 inch think – if not an inch thick. Believe it or don’t, some people get my illustrious book and commence to bridging on their kitchen tile, a hardwood floor – even cement. Uggh. Unless you’re Rufus R. Jones*, I think bridging on anything but a mat – or a mattress, is a mistake.
2. Rock back and forth slowly. Do not force anything. Relax and breathe.
3. If you’re able to touch your nose and hold for time, the back of your neck may get a bit irritated at first due to the skin from your upper and lower neck pressing together. This irritation is normal and will generally pass in a couple weeks.
4. If the top of your head hurts, then learn to get off the top of your head and on your forehead. If you’re not flexible enough to do this yet, then after rocking back and forth 20x, lie over a Swiss ball and relax your spine from the sacrum through the cervical vertebrae. Tell your spine and the muscles
alongside it to relax. Give the command and these areas of the body will follow.
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