I recently wrote a blog on Body Pumps. In this article I proffered that there are numerous auxiliary pumps with your body, not just the main ones you’ll know from school level anatomy. body pumps article
A very interesting body pump that few people outside of the Chiropractic profession know about, is the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Pump. It pretty much does what it says on the box, it pumps Cerebro-SpinalFfluid (CSF) up and down your spine, except that it is actually two pumps: one in your Sacrum (lower back); the other at the bottom of your Occipital (base of your skull).
Chiropractors have a specific set of techniques for rehabilitating the flow of this fluid. It is called SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique). The unhindered flow of CSF is vital to your well-being. When it is restricted either due to injury or abnormality it can have significant effects on your wellbeing.
If you have have nerve, back or migraine problems – a visit to you chiropractor would be well advised. I can recommend a good one if you need one!
However, if you want to ensure you have good CSF flow — to keep you healthful, help you fight fatigue, low energy or just put a little more spark into your thinking ability, then use Threnergy Abdominal and Upper Chest breathing techniques. These give you a simple, structured approach that will significantly help your relaxation, enhance your overall power and engage your Sacro-Occipital Pumps.
Additionally, for those of you that have come across the Five Tibetan Rites, all of them can be performed in such a way as to effectively pump the sacrum and occiput areas of your body, particularly if you use Threnergy principles while practising them.
The Rites are said to be a form of Tibetan yoga similar to the yoga series that originated in India. However, the Five Rites and traditional Tibetan yoga both emphasize “a continuous sequence of movement” (Sanskrit: vinyasa), whereas Indian forms focus on “static positions”.