There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Understand the importance of your feet, in this unique expression that you are and you will be able to see how they relate to your knee pain, your hip pain, your back pain, your neck pain! Start by gently massaging your feet as often as possible but essentially before you do any exercise like high impact, running, long distance walking, lifting weights etc to help you move better, walk, run injury free!
Training your feet to be strong and supportive to your every day movement requires you to spend more time barefoot, feel the energy of the earth underneath your feet and if you have tools like the #peanutballs, the #PowerPlate and #NabosoMat they will help to awaken the energy of your body through your feet and any movement you do after will feel easier and more connected!
The feet are the foundation and If that energy is blocked then the rest will be also affected! Everything in life is connected, to make it easier always start from the ground up!
Spread your toes, lengthen your toes forward, feel the floor, close your eyes and breath through your feet! Love yourself enough to do this!
#barefoot #bunions #meditation #therapy #healthyfeet #injuryprevention #running #healthyageing #hip #spine #backpain #sciatica #kneeinjury #neckpain #holisticlifestyle #movementtherapy #strongspine #prevention #backrehab #rehabilitation #destress #herniateddisc #PowerPlate #activeageing #balance #betterposture #scoliosis
Sleepy hungover yoga sessions = long Shavasana’s 🧘♀️ so quick talk - since travelling for the past 6 months, I have been practicing yoga without a mat. Bear in mind that for the whole 7 years before this, I never ever practiced without my mat, so this seemed like a huge change, and one that I was not a fan of in the beginning. It felt wrong, messy, like all my limbs were out of place, like I was learning simple moves from the beginning again. •
However, over the past few weeks especially, practicing without a mat has changed my yoga practice radically. I feel so much more creative (something I’m really trying to work on) with my flows, so free and playful, unconfined by the limits of a rectangular piece of rubber. I still feel messy, but in a positive kind of way, like I’m exploring unfamiliar and exciting new territory.
It’s also taught me that yoga doesn’t require fancy mats or blocks or straps (although all can be v helpful) or expensive workout gear. Yoga requires absolutely nothing apart from your body and your mind. I encourage everybody to experience the freedom of practice without a mat. Namaste 🙏🌞💗
The cards are officially in! 😬
Come hit me up if you’ve got any injuries and want to work together to help you achieve your goals, big or small ✌️ @nelson.sam.physio
Blackberries are a nutrient dense fruit that pack a powerful punch. In addition to possessing a bounty of vitamins and minerals they are also rich with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanosides (anth-o-cy-ano-sides). These powerhouses work to counteract the harmful action of oxidative damage and inflammation. Further, their digestive boosting and heart healthy benefits make them any excellent choice at any time of day. If this fruit were any more spectacular I'd have to dub it the 'heart-shaped herb.'🤓
Loss of motion, stiffness and even inflammation can be expressed as a change in viscoelasticity.
♦️Ever wonder why the positive effects of manual therapy, foam rolling, workouts, etc. don’t last ♦️Most likely the answers are in the living-fluid-continuum not in the dead or still tissue anatomy. ♦️Like all cells, glycosamimoglycan cells have a specific turnover time. For example, Hyaluronan (HA) time is approximately 2-4 days while other GAG’s have a lifetime of 7-10 days.
♦️Practically this is why it’s important to keep active - all day long! Inactivity or static activities are risk factors for change in the quantity and quality of the ground substance.
♦️Soft tissue therapy targets its treatment to restore the viscoelastic properties of the tissues and to modify the alterations in the ground substance rich with HA. By applying force (compression/tension) to the densified region we create deformation, by adding client active movement we can create RELATIVE tissue movement between structures. ♦️The ability to change the fluid matrix and thus the function of said region is shown in these pics using ultrasonographic imaging. The pics are a view of the Gastrocnemius region, the first image is BEFORE soft tissue treatment and second picture is AFTER. The blue color is indicating STIFF tissue (viscoelastic properties are altered), green color shows some stiffness in the tissue and the red color demonstrates soft and elastic tissue. Post treatment utilizing SLOW compression/tension (shear) clearly shows a more fluid matrix.
Clinically, this result is often expressed as my movement feels “light”, “loose”, “freer”.
Motion is lotion! If we don’t move it or move it too much or injure or a combination, the tissues behavior will change. We practitioners need an assessment PROCESS to identify individual functional thresholds, so we have a starting place to build resiliency.
Ref: Luomala, T., Pihman, M., Heiskanen, J., Stecco, C., 2014 J. Bodyw. Mov. Ther., 462-468.
Had a lovely time yesterday afternoon sharing Pilates tips and effective ways to incorporate props into a mat class with the @aquastudiony team! Thank you for inviting me. 🙏 NYC - go check out this beautiful and unique studio!💦🚴♀️ #livebreatheconnect
Sports Chiros vs Medical Doctors (MD and DO)
🏋️♂️We’re going to dive right into training and practice difference. First with MD and DO, without being too specific, both are medical doctors. Both apply and train at the same residency programs and both sit for the same national board exams. In the real world you may not see much of a difference in and MD or DO outside of the letters behind the name.
🏋️♂️The major difference between the two is the schools they go to, hence the different letters. 🏋️♂️Medical Doctors (MD) can and do specialize and practice in both orthopedics and sports medicine. Doctors of Osteopathic (DO) medicine go to osteopathic schools, there the training is essentially the same as that of an MD, except their curriculum includes Osteopathic Manipulation(OM).
🏋️♂️OM is similar to Chiropractic Adjustments in that the underlying principles are that function is dependent upon structure and the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Osteopaths can almost be thought of as a cross between an MD and DC. Some DOs incorporate OM in practice, but many do not. Many DOs share the same function as MDs. DOs can specialize and practice in any area of medicine, not just orthopedics and/or sports medicine.
🏋️♂️With sports Chiropractor and medical doctors, simply, these two can have very different approaches to the treatment of injury, depends on the doctor. Chiropractic care is more holistic, natural and drug-free approach to pain and injury that utilizes numerous techniques and modalities. 🏋️♂️Many medical doctors are great at diagnosing but they will hand-off the application of non-medicated types of treatment plans. The hand-hand-off could be to DPTs or Sports Chiros. MDs have more formal education in pharmacology and rely more heavily on the use of drugs and surgical intervention as an approach to treatment. MDs have awareness and some knowledge in soft tissue techniques and nutrition but will typically refer out for these to LMTs, PTs, or Sports Chiros and registered dietitians, respectively.
To be continued in comments👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
This wheel brings me freedom, it brings me life. ❤️
Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL) cadaver anatomy. 👍👍
This video clip is from a longer video lesson on LearnMuscles Continuing Education (LMCE), my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals. 🌟🌟
This cadaver dissection anatomy video shows the hip flexor muscles, from TFL on the lateral side to gracilis on the medial side. 👍👍
Question: What is the closed-chain reverse action of the hip flexors (Scroll to the end of this post to see the answer.) 🤔🤔
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The closed-chain reverse action of flexion of the thigh at the hip joint is anterior tilt of the pelvis at the hip joint. 🤔🤔
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Movement is vital to our longterm health. Get off the couch & down on the ground in different positions 🧘♂️. Check out my new Podcase #3 Movement, Learn Move Improve!
So…. if my diet is more important than exercising, does that mean I don’t have to workout 🥳
If you are that excited about not working out...
Pretty much LOL
Let me explain💁🏻♀️
I honestly am not fond of what the terms “workout” and “exercise” have come to be known as. I feel like these words imply there is hard work behind it
And here is an honest psychological fact: any time the brain associates anything with “work”, it doesn’t feel like doing it 🚫
For this reason, i like to use the word movement✨
🌀A Word About Movement and Longevity:
The world consists of 5 Blue Zones
And basically, what Blue Zones are, is areas in the world where ppl’s life expectancy is 100yrs+
So a bunch of studies have been done in these areas to understand what ppl in these areas are doing that help them live so long
There are many things they do, but ONE thing is that no one “exercises”- movement is something that is incorporated into their day NATURALLY
Be it by gardening, or walking to a friends house, or walking and talking with a friend- it is not something crazy strenuous and usually done in conjunction with another task.
You don’t have to “workout” or “exercise”
Just move in a way the feels good to you daily! ❤️
If you want to know more about how moving + feeling good leads to a healthier, stronger body, enrollment is OPEN for my 90 day program, Mindful Mind Body.🎉
Hit that link in my bio and apply✨
👇🏼Drop an emoji that represent the movement you most enjoy! I love you guys💕
Let’s all agree to show up everyday because we get to, not because we have to. Because it feels so good to move and sweat, not because it’s punishment. Because we are worth it, not because we have to earn our food. Ever. Take it from a girl who used to have major guilt about weekends. Balance IS possible. You can be healthy AND enjoy treats. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Exercise is good for my body and wine is good for my soul. The end. So cheers to all the fun this weekend (and the start of spring break!!!) and let’s meet back here tomorrow to throw down 💪
Curious about what a 3 week post birth visit with me looks like
That's right, I go to moms homes before the traditional 6 week birth provider check in.
Because life doesn't stop.
In uncomplicated circumstances you still have to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, pick baby up, feed baby. Maybe even care for other children, cook meals, do laundry...
In times when mom is unable to get out of bed, there is nourishing movement that is still safe and beneficial for healing.
That's why it's super important to learn how to move in a safe way while healing the deep core and pelvic organs after birth.
To reduce the risk of further damaging compromised tissue when using poor movement patterns and posture that put unnecessary force on the intrabdominal pressure system.
I work with new moms to create movement & posture strategies that target your level of activity need. By tuning into your breath with movement you begin the journey of healing.
This is an example of movements I worked on with a mom 3 weeks postpartum who also has 4 older kids. Even though she has additional support from friends she is still the kids primary caregiver and needs to be up and moving. But she understands that her body is still healing and finds that when she moves in certain ways or does certain tasks she feels more pelvic pressure or looses bladder control, which makes her nervous for what the future may bring. But she also isn't ready (or motivated) for a separate exercise routine even one that is super gentle on the body. .
When I had her practice movements she does everyday with little tweaks that balance the deep core and IAP systems she was surprised how much it made a difference in how her body felt. .
She essentially was exercising her body during her regular daily tasks, even while breastfeeding!
She felt empowered by the ways she can nourish her body through movement was empowering ✨
#postpartumbody #postpartum #birthrecovery #pelvicfloordysfunction #functionaltraining #momempowerment #pelvichealth #bladdercontrol #prolapse #deepcoresystem #4thtrimester #momlife #postpartumsupport #postpartumhealth #postpartumcare #postnatal
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my bones are aching
and feel like they don’t fit together
so well anymore
scalding me from inside
with a sharpness
that holds breath hostage
and makes itself known
in every moment
fevered and foggy
words circling round and round
tripping on each other
like clutter on the floor
that lead outside
the confines of this
I’ve been entranced
on any little opening
any little window
where I might see
a view outside a throb
I’ve felt the shame of pain
‘who am I to hurt’
I’ve done something wrong
I’m out of balance
It must be the full moon
or that I’m due to bleed
or that I’m too acidic
or I’ve drained my adrenals
Oh that voice
is so convincing
I forgot to look elsewhere
other than the box of
my faults and I’m bads
and I should know better -do better- be better
And then in a moment of clarity
came the ah-ha
and I laughed
and I’m still laughing
all along .
🙈😂🙈 (this is the first time I feel relieved to know I have dengue)
📷 @ryelkestano .
#beinghuman #epiphany #pain #selfcare #healing #embodiment #movement #movementtherapy #clarity #shakti #embodiedflow #yogalife #watertherapy
من خلال الحركة نجد الصحة والتشافي.
شاركينا مع مشتركات من أنحاء العالم في استيديو آما للتعلم فنون التشافي الذاتي خلال ١٤ يوم بسعر رمزي للمطبوعات.
لا يوجد شرط لوجودك معنا سواء أن تكوني أنثى أكبر من ١٣ عام
سنبدأ يوم ٢٩ مارس لكن اللقاء التعريفي سيكون يوم الأربعاء ٢٤ مارس الصباح ١١:٠٠.
سيتم تقديم الجدول يوم اللقاء التعريفي.
Colgo l’occasione di questa #formazione su #danzamovimentoterapia e #trauma per fare un post divulgativo sul tema.
L’esperienza del trauma altera il funzionamento di #corpo, #emozioni, pensiero e azione, e blocca la persona in uno stato o costantemente iperattivato, come se l’ #allarme fosse perenne, o costantemente disattivato, per sentire il meno possibile.
La terapia del #movimento può ricostruire le basi corporee e sensoriali della #sicurezza, aiutando la persona a regolare gli stati corporei ed emotivi e a riattivare la #resilienza, ossia la capacità di adattarsi alle situazioni altamente stressanti con flessibilità, senza spezzarsi, recuperando la propria consistenza.
Vorrei sottolineare il ruolo principale del corpo, la nostra casa, per ricostruire uno stato di sicurezza di cui poter fare esperienza diretta nei nostri tessuti: per essere sentita come reale, la sicurezza deve essere incarnata.
Danzaterapeut* e psicoterapeut* espressiv*, ci vediamo ad ART THERAPY ITALIANA per un primo Maggio alternativo!
#dmt #formazionecontinua #psicoterapiaespressiva #dancetherapy #movementtherapy #refugees
Movement is movement.
The brain doesn't know if you're doing pilates, yoga or a strength and conditioning gym session. Regardless of the 'style of movement' the nervous just knows to recruit motor units to instruct the muscles to contract.
Variability is good. Exercising or training in a way that promotes variability in your movement can be great for encouraging tissue tolerance to loads in a variety of planes (planes of motion). Combining the mind body elements of yoga/pilates or in my personal preference - Franklin Method imagery with S&C is a fantastic way to train the body.
Wie gehst du mit Problemen um 😱
Wo steckst du gerade fest 😵
Wie kannst du ANDERS weiterkommen 🤔
Wie viele von uns lernen in den ersten Lebens-Jahrzehnten, kreative Lösungen für Probleme zu finden
🚀 Ja, wir leben in einer Welt voller Möglichkeiten, aber wir bewegen uns oft in Systemen (Kindergarten, Schule, Berufsschule/Uni, große Unternehmen/Institutionen), die uns eher beibringen Probleme auf IHRE ART zu lösen. - Das ist nicht unbedingt ein Vorwurf.
🚨 Schwierig wird es aber, wenn ich glaube, dass der Lösungs-Weg von anderen auch mein eigener sein muss.
💨 Und daraus kann dann das Gefühl entstehen, dass ich feststecke. - Weil ich nämlich immer an einen Punkt komme: Da kann ich nicht den Weg von anderen weitergehen. Da muss ich meine eigene Art finden.
🖼️ Ich sage mir jetzt:
"Ja, irgendwie werde ich weiterkommen."
🚧 Aber ich habe zu lange versucht, irgendwie durchzukommen, einfach weiterzumachen, im Zweifel mit dem Kopf durch die Wand und gegen meinen eigenen Körper - und dabei habe ich alle meine Energie aufgebraucht.
❗Also ist die Frage jetzt:
Wie komme ich ANDERS weiter
❓Und nochmal meine Frage an dich:
👉 Wo steckst du gerade fest
👉 Wie kannst du anders weiterkommen
🎨 Played around with #gimpphotoeditor
👋 Got inspired by an older post @courageandclarity
#depressionskongress #balance #matsch #movementtherapy #MovNat #NaturalMovement #bewegung #creativemovement #hindernislauf #innereskind #jump #parkour #spieltrieb #gedanken #inspiration #meinweg #selbsthilfe #paleo #primal #glaubeliebehoffnung #hochsensibel #kontemplation #meditation #Spiritualitätimalltag #movementlifestyle #parkourlife #flips #livefreeandmove