Atlas is the first cervical vertebra (or C1) and is named after the giant from the Greek mythology (atlas-ατλας) who had to carry the celestial sphere on his shoulders. Similarly the atlas carries the weight of the skull (4-6 kg).
An extensive research confirmed that the atlas is more or less in a rotational malposition in almost all humans.
Correct position of the atlas promotes:
* correct structure and function of the musculoskeletal system;
* correct posture;
* optimal physical and mental performance;
* regeneration of the body and auto-correction of the vertebrae, even after injuries;
* optimal nervous communication and vascular flow betwenn head and body;
* correct management of the organism as a whole.
The atlas not carries only the skull, but also constitutes suspension, balance and guidance of the spine and the human skeleton.