Our roots are imperative to our existence which many cultures speak of. The yogis spoke of grounding and prana which flows bottom to top through the spine. A well known quote goes as follows:
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots".
In Chinese medicine, the back top part of the neck is known as the Heavenly Pillar. In Islam, we are told that God is closer to us than the arteries in this region.
With the roots intact, the pillar can be constructed. It is the spine; an intricate and sensitive tool that connects our left and right sides, our nerves, and the flow of energy. So, its benefits are ubiquitously acknowledged. By attending to it, it blooms. This growth and blossoming carries the cosmic sphere, which is the mind. For the mind is the window through which we view the world. What we see shapes our reality. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye open on what we perceive. It is known that energy flows where attention goes.