Concrete Dome Project
Created for the purpose of stretching the spine.
I once fixed an excruciatingly painful pinched nerve in my back by lying on a large boulder, on a camping trip. My pinched nerve was from an old injury, and had flared up on a road trip, apparently irritated by sitting in the car all day. I could barely walk.
We were at Mt. Lassen National Park in California. I found a large boulder, roughly spherical and about 6 feet wide, and laid on it, belly up, for about forty minutes. It was one of the only positions in which I could be comfortable. After forty minutes, I slowly climbed down to the ground, and oh my gosh! The pain was ERASED from my body. What had been a crippling condition only forty minutes earlier, was now completely gone. There was no trace of it, no soreness, no tenderness. Nothing.
I vowed, on that day, to make my own boulder, when I had suitable space to do so. When I moved to Portland in the spring of 2011, my backyard afforded me the appropriate location.
Copyright 2016 Andrew Maxwell