Twelve years ago, Conna-Lee discovered consciousness within her own spinal vertebrae. Since this time she has tirelessly made it her mission to practice and teach this amazing revelation in human movement. Through remarkable dedication she has spent well over 10,000 hours in the practice of MindfulSpine® and has developed a curriculum that is easily adaptable to successfully work! Her motivation comes from the spinal health, strength and confidence, gained from acquiring spinal consciousness.
One in ten people around the world are afflicted with spinal pain making it the worlds leading cause of disability. It is Conna-Lee's mission to change the antiquated thinking around the human spine. Educating all that the spine is neither inert or at the complete mercy of the muscles, tendons, and fascia. The spine does not need to be held, supported, or protected. You are suffering from back pain, simply because you have never learned to move and strengthen your vertebrae!
"Just like your ability to move the fingers of your hand you can also, consciously move your vertebrae insuring healthy structural alignments. Vertebral movement balanced with stability at each joint."
Conna-Lee has presented the work of MindfulSpine® to scientists at the Humboldt University in Berlin, UCSF San Francisco, Dr. Loren Fishman, Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and by invitation to Stanford Dr. Inder Perkash, professor of spinal cord injury medicine, emeritus.
She brings over 30 years of movement knowledge and experience in spinal kinesiology mentoring Olympians and high performance athletes as well as anyone desiring improved spinal function. She has spent many years as a professional performance artist and studied Physiotherapy and Anatomy Related to Movement in London, England. Her warm and instinctive teaching style, characterised by a positive forward momentum, empowers students to believe in all that can be possible!
MindfulSpine® is a ground breaking practice that specifically employs you to cognitively connect your brain and spinal vertebrae.
Structural misalignments can be deeply rooted. In order to break the cycle of habitual movement and find healthy alignment within the spine you will first need to rethink and re-wire your movement with your focus solely on spinal consciousness.
Learning how to consciously connect to your spinal vertebrae is not about simply thinking and imagining that you are connecting. You will need to know you are moving your vertebra in the same way you feel the fingers of your hand move. This means that if someone was to place one of their fingers on one of your vertebrae they could actually feel that single vertebra move under their finger when you moved it.
This conscious connection becomes a distinct, predictable, and consistent phenomenon. When consciously aware of your spinal movements, you easily gain confidence, manifest your full physical abilities, and neurologically condition your body to be one with your mind!
"Your brain knows the possibility of a brain vertebra connection, but it has not yet learned it. You first need to consciously “find” the connection."
What does “finding” and consciously connecting to my spine mean?
💀 Developing sensations and awareness of an entire vertebra bone. The same way you have already developed awareness to your index finger, jaw bone and elbow. When practiced this new learning becomes repeatable and appears on the learners radar again and again!
💀 Realising the difference between thinking you are moving a vertebra and actually knowing that you are willfully directing it. It is an exciting time for a learner when he or she first realizes they have consciously connected.
💀 Learning what it feels like in the mind and physically in the body - to employ the muscles closest to the vertebra to engage and move a single vertebra!
"Just like the muscles of your hands cannot move your feet! Only the muscles most proximal to your spinal vertebrae can move and align your spine."
Conscious vertebral articulation is the only way to work the deepest muscles of the vertebrae. The Rotatores and the Semispinalis capitis, cervicis, and thoracis. These muscles are rarely if ever even mentioned in movement therapy and science is only in the beginning stages of understanding how vertebrae move.