Subluxation can be characterized as a distortion in the function, shape, position, tone, or tension of the spine and nerve system causing interference to the body’s ability to accurately perceive itself, respond to and adapt to both its internal and external environments. It impedes the body’s ability to self-generate, self-refer and self-organize, diminishing the expression of its innate intelligence.
Subluxation is a coping response to undermining or overwhelming physical, emotional, or chemical stresses or traumas. It can also be described as information that will expand your system’s self-awareness if it can be fully integrated and utilized. It is stored adaptive potential waiting to be released and integrated.
Subluxation is a chiropractic term, unknown in the vocabulary of yoga. However, yoga therapy addresses the imbalances in a person’s constitution by honoring the forces of nature and applying yogic principles to facilitate the restoration of harmony and more vibrant health. Both approaches stimulate and support a more clear expression of being for self-healing and connection to source.