It only took a few steps before I used to feel the pains in walking. Living with chronic pain was no fun and even though I attempted to exercise, trying to do the right thing… I would pay a price.
Eventually I learned how simple movements using the mind would be a way I could change the pain.
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Been having trouble walking? Sore hip joints?
Here’s a move you can try by using some muscles which lie above the hip.
Somatics exercises are simple moves where we use the brain to intend a movement and we pay attention to what all else is happening as we move.
When we make the connections, which we easily can with a little practice, then our mobility returns, we restore natural flexibility and feel our pains and stiffness melt away.
Watch how I stumbled onto the most important part of exercise according to
Mel Siff, author of Facts & Fallacies of Fitness.
Try the move and learn a simple hands-on release method to free up one part of the neck.
Instead of exercise as we know it, the possibility exists for us to un-exercise our way out of stiffness, immobility and pain so exercise becomes easy.
Somatics exericses are quite often the reverse of most exercise systems out there since we focus on using the brain’s ability to release tight, stiff tension patterns which have us feeling immobilized, protecting ourself or tight as a drum
• Take out Stress
• Reduce Tension
• Move Easy
Try this head movement:
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That move is called a cervical translation so if you can slide or glide your head across the floor with ease and comfort… that’s a good thing.
If you could feel the connection into your hips, bravo.
If not, a little practice and the connections become clearer.
Back in 1680, Herman Boerhaave, the founder of clinical medicine, recognized that a pandiculation returns the muscles to their relaxed places.
Animals have been thought to pandiculate un-consciously… but I’ll have to challenge that. Maybe just maybe, they can feel where their muscles needs a tune-up and they take care of it and move as well as they do.
To read more on pandiculating.
Ed Barrera from Gravity Werks briefly talks about what somatics exerciese are. Check out this video: http://ping.fm/T3zf5
Often times he’ll call the un-exercises since they are designed to un-do muscular stiffness and un-wind bound up muscles.
Just a note from your divorce counselor for stretching…
Even in Australia… stretching is getting a bad rap. See: http://ping.fm/IBKmo
Having lived in chronic pain for a long time, I’ve learned a thing or two to help get us out of pain quickly and effectively.
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In 3 easy, simple steps, you can naturally move with better mobility, attain natural flexibility, and end the physical pain by using the brain.
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